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fo·cal ep·i·lep·sy

epilepsy of various etiologies characterized by focal seizures or secondarily generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Ictal symptoms are often related to the brain region where the seizure begins focally.

focal epilepsy

n.
An epileptic condition in which disturbance in a localized area of cerebral function causes focal seizures.

focal epilepsy

Neurology A seizure disorder arising from a specific population of neurons, often in a background of a tumor or scar from recent injury; FE may be triggered through a kindling reaction. See Seizures.

fo·cal ep·i·lep·sy

(fō'kăl ep'i-lep'sē)
Epilepsy of various etiologies characterized by localized seizures or secondarily generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Ictal symptoms are often related to the brain region where the seizure begins focally.
Synonym(s): localization-related epilepsy (2) .
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I mean, my dad is president of [the local epilepsy group].
First, persons with epilepsy were approached and recruited from a large epilepsy center and from the local epilepsy foundation.
They start working through local Epilepsy Foundation affiliates to coordinate local meetings, presentations, and other educational events.
When Ann was approached by her local Epilepsy Foundation to become involved in H.
BALTIMORE -- Today, Lundbeck announced its Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program will be made available in 21 cities next year through partnerships with local Epilepsy Foundation affiliates across the country.
At local Epilepsy Foundations in many parts of the country, parents can join parent groups, participate in programs for children such as camping and family recreation, sign up for respite care when children have severe and frequent seizures, get information and education about the condition, find people who can help with school planning, and attend special seminars and conferences.
The newly formed CAAE is a national, non-governmental, non-profit organization composed of epileptologists, other professionals and people who are interested and/or working at epilepsy treatment, prevention, research and care; including people with epilepsy and their family members and local epilepsy related organizations.

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