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Flashcards in Epilepsy I Deck (5):
1

What is the prevalence of epilepsy and seizures?

Epilepsy: ~1:100
Seizures: ~1:10

2

Focal seizures can spread _______________.

to involve the entire brain

3

Partial complex seizures, like absence seizures, do not have motor movements and are also characterized by temporary lack of conscious awareness, but they have a key difference. What is it?

Partial complex seizures generally have a postictal state, while absence seizures do not.

4

Seizures are ______________________.

events characterized by excessive synchronous activity of cerebral cortical neurons

5

Epilepsy is most often _________________.

idiopathic

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