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Epilepsy

Similar term(s): Photosensitive epilepsy.

Definition:

Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have recurring seizures. These happen when clusters of nerve cells in the brain undergo a sudden surge of electrical activity, resulting in strange sensations, emotions or behaviour. Epileptics 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. There is no cure for epilepsy, but medicines can control seizures for most people.

Source: GreenFacts

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Photosensitive epilepsy is a form of epilepsy that is triggered by visual stimuli, such as flickering.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Frequency - Nervous system - Neuron

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Deutsch: Epilepsie
Español: Epilepsia
Français: Epilepsie

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