Seizure

An epileptic seizure, occasionally referred to as a fit, is defined as a transient symptom of "abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain".
What is a Seizure?

Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. In the healthy brain, electrical and chemical signals are fired between nerves called neurons to drive the brain's ability to think, feel and send instructions to parts of the body, such as the muscles. Seizures occur when this electrical system in the brain malfunctions.

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CBP, FDA seize counterfeit, flavored e-cigarettes valued at over $719K

CBP, FDA seize counterfeit, flavored e-cigarettes valued at over $719K

Researchers identify a new link between seizures and connexin 36 deficiency

Researchers identify a new link between seizures and connexin 36 deficiency

Study shows benefits of dispatching HEMS to patients with sudden loss of consciousness

Study shows benefits of dispatching HEMS to patients with sudden loss of consciousness

Study highlights the benefits of HEMS interventions to improve triage for trauma patients

Study highlights the benefits of HEMS interventions to improve triage for trauma patients

Neurologists say there is no medical justification for neck restraints in policing

Neurologists say there is no medical justification for neck restraints in policing

FDA issues warning letters to companies illegally selling unapproved CBD products

FDA issues warning letters to companies illegally selling unapproved CBD products

Researchers explore why seizures happen in a subset of MS patients

Researchers explore why seizures happen in a subset of MS patients

Researchers develop a technique to predict epileptic seizures

Researchers develop a technique to predict epileptic seizures

Microglial surveillance helps prevent seizure activity in the brain

Microglial surveillance helps prevent seizure activity in the brain

Severe cortical damage associated with COVID-19 case report

Severe cortical damage associated with COVID-19 case report

Novel neurophysiological phenomenon explains how cortical neurons generate spasms

Novel neurophysiological phenomenon explains how cortical neurons generate spasms

Study sheds new light on how brain encodes time and place into memories

Study sheds new light on how brain encodes time and place into memories

Chemotherapy combined with blinatumomab increases survival for patients with Ph-negative B-ALL

Chemotherapy combined with blinatumomab increases survival for patients with Ph-negative B-ALL

Researchers assess benefits of magnetic seizure therapy to treat depression in bipolar patients

Researchers assess benefits of magnetic seizure therapy to treat depression in bipolar patients

Black patients with lupus have higher risk of stroke and ischemic heart disease

Black patients with lupus have higher risk of stroke and ischemic heart disease

Antiseizure drug use during pregnancy linked with double the risk of having children with autism

Antiseizure drug use during pregnancy linked with double the risk of having children with autism

Study focuses on electroencephalogram abnormalities of the brain

Study focuses on electroencephalogram abnormalities of the brain

Virginia Tech doctoral candidate wins NIH award to fuse immunology and neuroscience research

Virginia Tech doctoral candidate wins NIH award to fuse immunology and neuroscience research

Study: Impact of earlier diagnosis in focal epilepsy goes beyond timely treatment

Study: Impact of earlier diagnosis in focal epilepsy goes beyond timely treatment

Amino acid produced by the brain could prevent temporal lobe epileptic seizure

Amino acid produced by the brain could prevent temporal lobe epileptic seizure