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noun as in convulsion


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The condition can be present at birth, but people can develop epilepsy over the course of their lifetime, as Ruppert did.

Under this law, private companies have been able to bring patients hundreds of treatments—including the epilepsy drug Lyrica, the ovarian and breast cancer therapy Taxol, and the multiple sclerosis medication Tcelna.

From Fortune

I’ve made an application to self-quarantine on the basis of epilepsy.

From Ozy

However, looking ahead, the study is a sure-footed step towards transforming a powerful research technology into a clinical therapy that could potentially help people with neurological problems, such as depression or epilepsy.

The heart of Mo-DBRS’s brain recording and stimulation setup is a medical device called NeuroPace, which is often implanted inside the skull to help epilepsy patients control their seizures.

Naturalism tells us that mystics had temporal lobe epilepsy.

Compulsive writing, or hypergraphia, is a well-known, if uncommon, symptom of temporal lobe epilepsy.

The connection between temporal lobe epilepsy and creativity is well known.

There are many written descriptions of physical disabilities, epilepsy, and mental illness from all eras.

In the 18th century, epilepsy marked a person as evil, full of sin, possessed by the devil.

This indicates that cases of epilepsy comparatively rarely come under observation after the age of forty.

No family history of epilepsy, insanity, nervous or other hereditary disorders in 59 per cent.

The clinical aspects of epilepsy are especially difficult to investigate with exactitude.

From these details it is evident that epilepsy is not of necessity associated with impairment of the physical or mental health.

Another variety of epilepsy is that which is characterized by the time at which the attacks occur.

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On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to epilepsy, such as: contraction, cramp, paroxysm, seizure, tremor, and attack.

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