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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Maternal gut microbiota can promote healthy fetal brain development

Maternal gut microbiota can promote healthy fetal brain development

First 'plug and play' brain prosthesis demonstrated in a person with paralysis

First 'plug and play' brain prosthesis demonstrated in a person with paralysis

Study shows how general anesthetic drugs act on the brain receptors

Study shows how general anesthetic drugs act on the brain receptors

Study identifies important regulator of neuron function and survival

Study identifies important regulator of neuron function and survival

Newly approved drugs in Canada lack key pediatric drug information

Newly approved drugs in Canada lack key pediatric drug information

New study weighs effectiveness of three anticonvulsant drugs to treat deadly seizures

New study weighs effectiveness of three anticonvulsant drugs to treat deadly seizures

Artificial pancreas manages blood sugar levels in type 1 diabetes children

Artificial pancreas manages blood sugar levels in type 1 diabetes children

Long-term brain monitoring technologies can benefit epilepsy patients

Long-term brain monitoring technologies can benefit epilepsy patients

Largely ignored 'housekeeping' gene plays a role in seizures

Largely ignored 'housekeeping' gene plays a role in seizures

Link found between frequent seizures during menstrual cycle and drug-resistant epilepsy

Link found between frequent seizures during menstrual cycle and drug-resistant epilepsy

Study: SARS-CoV-2 can infect human neural progenitor cells and brain organoids

Study: SARS-CoV-2 can infect human neural progenitor cells and brain organoids

Doctors with disabilities call for a paradigm shift to make medical education, profession more inclusive

Doctors with disabilities call for a paradigm shift to make medical education, profession more inclusive

Misperceptions on the chance of seizure freedom after two failed treatments

Misperceptions on the chance of seizure freedom after two failed treatments

FDA approves CBD oral solution for treatment of seizures related to tuberous sclerosis complex

FDA approves CBD oral solution for treatment of seizures related to tuberous sclerosis complex

International researchers propose new classification system of seizures

International researchers propose new classification system of seizures

FDA issues warning letters to companies for illegally selling hangover remedies

FDA issues warning letters to companies for illegally selling hangover remedies

Young people with epilepsy report increase in seizures during lockdown

Young people with epilepsy report increase in seizures during lockdown

Cerebrospinal fluid autoantibodies target the brain in some COVID-19 patients

Cerebrospinal fluid autoantibodies target the brain in some COVID-19 patients

New vitamin K-based drug eliminates medication-resistant epileptic seizures in mice

New vitamin K-based drug eliminates medication-resistant epileptic seizures in mice

GIRK channel activator can provide potential treatments for brain disorders

GIRK channel activator can provide potential treatments for brain disorders