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Partial seizure

partial seizure

(Science: neurology) A brief temporary alteration in movement, sensation or autonomic nerve function caused by abnormal electrical activity in a localised area of the brain.

focal seizures (i.e. Partial or jacksonian seizures) usually cause no change in awareness or alertness.

An example of a focal (partial) seizure would be rhythmic muscle contractions in one area of the body: lip smacking, mouth movements, drooling, head turning, eye movements or seemingly purposeful movements (for example picking at clothes).

Other presentations may be strictly sensory with abnormal numbness, tingling or a crawling sensation to the skin. More unusual symptoms include changes in speech, thought, personality, mood, sensation of deja vu or hallucinations.


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Familial Action Tremors

... Because Epilepsy patients are as normal as others, except the time of seizure (Few seconds to few minutes in Status Epileptisus). They need mental strenght. TLE or Temporal Lobe Epilepsy is often known as Partial seizure/Complex Partial Seizure. As you mention she has Complex Partial ...

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Familial Action Tremors

... Because Epilepsy patients are as normal as others, except the time of seizure (Few seconds to few minutes in Status Epileptisus). They need mental strenght. TLE or Temporal Lobe Epilepsy is often known as Partial seizure/Complex Partial Seizure. As you mention she has Complex Partial ...

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by dipjyoti
Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:58 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Familial Action Tremors
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