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A pharmacological agent capable of preventing or arresting epilepsy

Antiepileptic

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Alternate name for seizure

Convulsion

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Record of the electrical activity of the brain

Electroencephalogram EEG

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Device used to record the electrical activity of the brain

Electroencephalograph

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The process of recording the electrical activity of the brain

Electroencephalography

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Pertaining to the use of electricity in the diagnosis of a neurologic disorder

Electroneurodiagnostic

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Chronic brain disorder due to paroxysmal excessive neuronal discharges

Epilepsy

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Pertaining to or suffering from seizures

Epileptic

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Pertaining to or condition cause by a stroke or epilepsy

Ictal

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Pertaining to nerves that send impulses out to cause muscles to contract or glands to secrete

Motor

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Medical specialty of disorders of the nervous system

Neurology

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Medical specialist in disorders of the nervous system

Neurologist

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Pertaining to the nervous system

Neurologic

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Specialist in operating in the nervous system

Neurosurgeon

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Medical specialty in surgery of the nervous system

Neurosurgery

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An agent with the ability to alter mood, anxiety, behavior, cognitive processes or mental tension

Psychoactive

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Event due to excessive electrical activity in the brain

Seizure

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Having the function of sensation; relating to structures of the nervous system that carry impulses to the brain

Sensory

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In a state of muscular contraction

Tonic

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Generalized seizure activity due to epileptic activity in all or most of the brain

Tonic-Clonic Seizure

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Conducting impulses inward toward the spinal cord or brain

Afferent

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Not voluntary; pertaining to the self-governing visceral motor division of the peripheral nervous system

Autonomic

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Conducting impulses outward away from the brain or spinal cord

Efferent

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Collection of nerve cell bodies outside the CNS

Ganglion / ganglia

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A cord of fibers in connective tissue conduct impulses

Nerve / nervous

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Technical term for a nerve cell; consists of the cell body with its dendrites and axons

Neuron

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Pertaining to division of autonomic nervous system; has opposite effects of the sympathetic division

Parasympathetic

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Pertaining to the periphery or external boundary

Peripheral

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A weblike network of joined nerves

Plexus / plexuses

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Pertaining to a division of peripheral nervous system serving the skeletal muscles

Somatic