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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Study reveals the long-term neurologic consequences of COVID-19

Study reveals the long-term neurologic consequences of COVID-19

The prevalence and spectrum of neurological and psychiatric presentations of human monkeypox infection

The prevalence and spectrum of neurological and psychiatric presentations of human monkeypox infection

Monkeypox can sometimes lead to encephalitis, confusion or seizures

Monkeypox can sometimes lead to encephalitis, confusion or seizures

Study helps understand how dietary therapies work for epilepsy

Study helps understand how dietary therapies work for epilepsy

Women with epilepsy have more depression and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy and postpartum

Women with epilepsy have more depression and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy and postpartum

New collaborations aim to examine the impact of seizure clusters on patient and caregiver quality of life

New collaborations aim to examine the impact of seizure clusters on patient and caregiver quality of life

Novel peptide helps prevent seizures, protects neurons in research models of both Alzheimer's and epilepsy

Novel peptide helps prevent seizures, protects neurons in research models of both Alzheimer's and epilepsy

What is the prevalence of COVID-associated neurologic complications in hospitalized US children?

What is the prevalence of COVID-associated neurologic complications in hospitalized US children?

Three genetic mutations seen in individuals with KCNMA1-linked channelopathy successfully mirrored in mice

Three genetic mutations seen in individuals with KCNMA1-linked channelopathy successfully mirrored in mice

Children hospitalized with COVID-19 commonly experience neurologic complications

Children hospitalized with COVID-19 commonly experience neurologic complications

Overnight EEG studies may help inform care for girls with Rett syndrome

Overnight EEG studies may help inform care for girls with Rett syndrome

CDC study describes safety profile of second mRNA COVID booster

CDC study describes safety profile of second mRNA COVID booster

Young stroke patients who have seizures are at increased risk for developing dementia

Young stroke patients who have seizures are at increased risk for developing dementia

UC San Francisco neurologists focus on the hazards of abortion restrictions for women of reproductive age

UC San Francisco neurologists focus on the hazards of abortion restrictions for women of reproductive age

Neuropsychiatric symptoms prevalent in over 50% of monkeypox infections according to new research

Neuropsychiatric symptoms prevalent in over 50% of monkeypox infections according to new research

New method may help detect epilepsy-induced features from brain signals rapidly

New method may help detect epilepsy-induced features from brain signals rapidly

The physiological relevance and effects of probable in vivo transformation of CBD to delta9-THC in humans

The physiological relevance and effects of probable in vivo transformation of CBD to delta9-THC in humans

Association of neuronal and non-neuronal GABA with neuropsychiatric illness in COVID-19 patients

Association of neuronal and non-neuronal GABA with neuropsychiatric illness in COVID-19 patients

Genetic testing results in lower length of stay in the NICU for infants with epilepsy

Genetic testing results in lower length of stay in the NICU for infants with epilepsy

Researchers receive $1.1 million to study the safety, efficacy of drug combination for chronic pancreatitis

Researchers receive $1.1 million to study the safety, efficacy of drug combination for chronic pancreatitis