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Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have recurring seizures. The seizures happen when clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain send out the wrong signals. People may have strange sensations and emotions or behave strangely. They may have violent muscle spasms or lose consciousness.

Epilepsy has many possible causes, including illness, brain injury, and abnormal brain development. In many cases, the cause is unknown.

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  1. Epilepsy (National Library of Medicine)  
    Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have recurring seizures. The seizures happen when clusters ... may have violent muscle spasms or lose consciousness. Epilepsy has many possible causes, including illness, brain injury, ...
  2. Temporal lobe epilepsy; Seizure disorder ... Epilepsy occurs when permanent changes in the brain cause it to be too excitable or irritable. As ...
  3. Seizures and Epilepsy: Hope through Research From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    ... Awards Enhancing Diversity Find People About NINDS The Epilepsies and Seizures: Hope Through Research Clinical Trials Epilepsy ... I get more information? Glossary What are the epilepsies? The epilepsies are chronic neurological disorders in which ...
  4. Genetics Home Reference: Northern epilepsy From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Northern epilepsy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... Glossary definitions Reviewed September 2013 What is Northern epilepsy? Northern epilepsy is a genetic condition that causes ...
  5. ... catalog Conditions > Spinal muscular atrophy with progressive myoclonic epilepsy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... What is spinal muscular atrophy with progressive myoclonic epilepsy? Spinal muscular atrophy with progressive myoclonic epilepsy (SMA- ...
  6. ... OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Lafora progressive myoclonus epilepsy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... Reviewed July 2009 What is Lafora progressive myoclonus epilepsy? Lafora progressive myoclonus epilepsy is a brain disorder ...
  7. ... Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate-dependent epilepsy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... June 2008 What is pyridoxal 5'-phosphate-dependent epilepsy? Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate-dependent epilepsy is a condition ...
  8. ... literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... definitions Reviewed February 2013 What is pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy? Pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy is a condition that involves ...
  9. ... Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > PRICKLE1-related progressive myoclonus epilepsy with ataxia On this page: Description Genetic changes ... December 2011 What is PRICKLE1-related progressive myoclonus epilepsy with ataxia? PRICKLE1 -related progressive myoclonus epilepsy with ...
  10. ... literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... definitions Reviewed June 2012 What is juvenile myoclonic epilepsy? Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is a condition characterized by ...
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