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focal seizure

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Noun1.focal seizure - transitory disturbance in motor or sensory function resulting from abnormal cortical activity
ictus, raptus, seizure - a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease; "he suffered an epileptic seizure"
cortical epilepsy, focal epilepsy - epilepsy in which the attacks begins with an isolated disturbance of cerebral function (as a twitching of a limb or an illusory sensation or a mental disturbance)
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Epilepsy is characterized by repeated occurrence of generalized or focal seizures.
In spite of the fact that in routine clinical practice, focal seizures may well be observed in generalized seizures and secondary generalized seizures are not infrequent in focal epilepsies (as the occurrence of automatisms or bilateral asymmetrical tonic seizures in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy [JME]), the elimination of generalized/focal distinction, not for the epileptic seizures but for the epilepsies, has been widely criticized by several authors on the grounds that no sufficient scientific evidence was existent for such a radical change (11,12,13,14,15,16,17).
Seizures can be classified into two categories: generalised seizures (where the whole brain is affected by abnormal electrical disturbance) and focal seizures (where the seizure comes from one area of the brain).
All three epileptic patients we studied exhibited focal seizures and, at the onset of 16 of the total of 19 clinical seizures that were recorded, a higher number of incoming connections to the epileptogenic focal region and a simultaneous reduction in the number of outgoing connections from that region was observed.
It's rare to be diagnosed after one seizure but having had two full-on tonic-clonic seizures - and all those focal seizures in the form of my "funny arm" - I started taking the medication which has allowed me to live free from symptoms ever since.
Approved as adjunctive therapy for generalized seizures, focal seizures and focal seizures with secondary generalization & patients with Lennox-Gastaut like seizures.
1] Focal seizures were defined as complex focal seizures or simple focal seizures without secondary generalisation.
Riona's grand mal seizures are much more dramatic to watch than Fearghus' focal seizures, which involve involuntary facial movements and a loss of control of his mouth, causing the drooling.
perampanel) as an adjunctive treatment of focal seizures, with or without secondarily generalised seizures, in patients with epilepsy aged 12 years and older.

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