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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Families with sick kids on Medicaid seek easier access to out-of-state hospitals

Families with sick kids on Medicaid seek easier access to out-of-state hospitals

COVID-19 associated seizures may increase death risk in patients

COVID-19 associated seizures may increase death risk in patients

Type 2 diabetes drug can successfully reduce symptoms associated with tuberous sclerosis complex

Type 2 diabetes drug can successfully reduce symptoms associated with tuberous sclerosis complex

‘Zombie’ cells come to life after the death of the brain

‘Zombie’ cells come to life after the death of the brain

FDA warns two companies for illegal marketing of unapproved CBD products

FDA warns two companies for illegal marketing of unapproved CBD products

Paws of assistance dogs are cleaner than users' shoe soles, study shows

Paws of assistance dogs are cleaner than users' shoe soles, study shows

New type of ultrasound scan could improve outcome from brain tumor surgery

New type of ultrasound scan could improve outcome from brain tumor surgery

New seizure predicting mathematical model gives accurate warning to epilepsy patients

New seizure predicting mathematical model gives accurate warning to epilepsy patients

FDA permits marketing of new device to protect athletes from harmful effects of head impacts

FDA permits marketing of new device to protect athletes from harmful effects of head impacts

World-leading research institutions join forces to find better treatments for pediatric diseases

World-leading research institutions join forces to find better treatments for pediatric diseases

Preventing seizures after head injury could slow or prevent the onset of dementia

Preventing seizures after head injury could slow or prevent the onset of dementia

'The Virtual Brain': A new tool for epilepsy surgery planning

'The Virtual Brain': A new tool for epilepsy surgery planning

Low-frequency brain stimulation prevents seizures in mice with temporal lobe epilepsy

Low-frequency brain stimulation prevents seizures in mice with temporal lobe epilepsy

FDA warns 10 companies for selling unlawful dietary supplements that claim to treat mental health problems

FDA warns 10 companies for selling unlawful dietary supplements that claim to treat mental health problems

Health workers and hospitals grapple with millions of counterfeit N95 masks

Health workers and hospitals grapple with millions of counterfeit N95 masks

Research team explores 'domino effects' and synchrony in brain activity

Research team explores 'domino effects' and synchrony in brain activity

Complication of severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia results in persistent cortical blindness: Case report

Complication of severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia results in persistent cortical blindness: Case report

Women need to be educated about the warning signs and symptoms of preeclampsia

Women need to be educated about the warning signs and symptoms of preeclampsia

Personalized neuromodulation approach provides relief from severe depression symptoms

Personalized neuromodulation approach provides relief from severe depression symptoms

FDA issues warning letters to firms selling e-liquids which lack premarket authorization

FDA issues warning letters to firms selling e-liquids which lack premarket authorization