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pertaining to or affected with epilepsy.
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Relating to, characterized by, or suffering from epilepsy.
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1. Affected with epilepsy.
2. Of, relating to, or associated with epilepsy.
One who has epilepsy.
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Relating to, characterized by, or suffering from epilepsy.
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Patient discussion about epileptic

Q. what are the chances for a one time epileptic seizure? I had an epileptic seizure a few years ago and after all the tests it appeared to be a one time seizure. I know having one indicates my tendency for this kind of seizures so should I be afraid now to do things that might bring it up again- like alcohol, drugs, being exposed to flashing lights or having lack of sleep? what are the chances of it to come back after 5 years? any help will be very appreciated....thanks!

A. After 5 years with no recurrence of seizures after a one time episode, tha chances of having another one are low, almost exact to the general population. I would not advise you to start heavily drinking alcohol and doing drugs, because these things can certainly have an effect, however you need not be afraid.

Q. if some one gets a one time epileptic seizure- he have to take medication all his life? how do they decide if it's a one timer or it's going to continue from this day forth?

A. I had a one time epileptic seizure 5 years ago (due to lack of sleep- probably) and didn't have to take any medication though I did have some tests made like EEG and CT every half a year for some time. Like everything else in life- you can't decide it's not a one time till you get the second- which I hope you wont of course...

Q. will my son get over his epilepsy he has had seizers since he was 6 months old he is know 3 and a half

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Few participants were of the opinion that pouring water on the face, giving water for drinking, accompanying the patient to the hospital, giving psychological support to the patient and decreasing the fever using a moist towel if the fever was present can be the first aid required for the epileptic patient.
(2) Epileptic. PV-positive cell bodies and dendrites were examined at electron microscopic level in the epileptic dentate gyrus and CA1 region.
This may point to a greater plasticity in the epileptic tissue, which to some extent can be compared to the brain tissue of a newborn.
Cortical excitability in juvenile myoclonic epileptic patients and their asymptomatic siblings: A transcranial magnetic stimulation study.
BE: I understand that Epileptic was just republished as a collected edition in France by L'Association.
Wasay Shakir, addressing the programme said 50,000 of the estimated number of epileptics are registered to be seeking proper treatment while no less than 25,000 remain devoid of the needed essential treatment.
The guidelines also recommend that pregnant epileptic women avoid smoking at all, since evidence indicates that women who smoke during pregnancy may increase the risks of early contractions, labour, and delivery, even if they are not taking AEDs during pregnancy.
Epileptic patients were identified as a vulnerable group for burn injury in the South African environment in our study.
Of course, the convenience of studying epilepsy in such animals is the possibility of using invasive techniques (McGONIGLEA, RUGGERI, 2014; WENDLER, WEHLING, 2010) that help understand basic mechanisms related to epileptic seizures (JEFFREYS, 2003), the discovery and development of new antiepileptic drugs and shed some light on possible specific efficacies of the compound against different types of seizures or epilepsy (LOSCHER, 2011).
Epileptic seizure is a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms because of abnormal, excessive, and synchronous discharges of brain neurons.
Newcastle Crown Court heard Law knew she was at risk of having an epileptic fit before she got in the car but "didn't think" and was "in genuine need of food".
For the two patients, these combined p values were found to be less than 0.001 and hence we can state that statistically significant resetting occurs mostly at epileptic seizures than at any random point in the interictal periods.

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