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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Anosmia and changes in brain MRI in COVID-19

Anosmia and changes in brain MRI in COVID-19

Study may shed light on the impact of COVID-19 on central nervous system

Study may shed light on the impact of COVID-19 on central nervous system

Meta-analysis of latest second-line treatments for status epilepticus

Meta-analysis of latest second-line treatments for status epilepticus

Flickering of cardiac state could provide early warning for onset of atrial fibrillation

Flickering of cardiac state could provide early warning for onset of atrial fibrillation

Giving good bacteria to stressed mothers prevents autism-like disorder in offspring

Giving good bacteria to stressed mothers prevents autism-like disorder in offspring

COVID-19 may damage the central nervous system

COVID-19 may damage the central nervous system

Eerie emptiness of ERs worries doctors as heart attack and stroke patients delay care

Eerie emptiness of ERs worries doctors as heart attack and stroke patients delay care

Researchers to develop new imaging device for infants with brain disorders

Researchers to develop new imaging device for infants with brain disorders

Researchers show how drug particles spread around crime labs

Researchers show how drug particles spread around crime labs

Amid pandemic, FDA seizes cheaper drugs from Canada

Amid pandemic, FDA seizes cheaper drugs from Canada

Real-time imaging reveals how infiltrating glioma cells alter brain function, blood flow

Real-time imaging reveals how infiltrating glioma cells alter brain function, blood flow

Vaccine skeptics may process information differently than people

Vaccine skeptics may process information differently than people

Trump administration uses wartime powers to be first in line on medical supplies

Trump administration uses wartime powers to be first in line on medical supplies

A global, online crowdsourcing challenge launched to accelerate epilepsy research

A global, online crowdsourcing challenge launched to accelerate epilepsy research

Drebrin autoantibodies trigger epilepsy

Drebrin autoantibodies trigger epilepsy

More mental health care utilization reduces odds of suicide among youths, study finds

More mental health care utilization reduces odds of suicide among youths, study finds

Study uncovers a new childhood-onset neurodegenerative disorder

Study uncovers a new childhood-onset neurodegenerative disorder

Recognizing CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder

Recognizing CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder

Magnolia bark compound could be potential new treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy

Magnolia bark compound could be potential new treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy

VCU Health halts 30-year campaign that seized patients’ wages, put liens on homes

VCU Health halts 30-year campaign that seized patients’ wages, put liens on homes