seizure threshold


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seizure threshold

The level of neurological stimulation capable of precipitating a seizure.
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This patient was treated with typical antipsychotic that has low impact on the seizure threshold and there was a good psychiatric response.
The causes of epilepsy can range from a genetic predisposition, a head injury, an infection like meningitis, the brain not developing properly, a stroke, a scar, a tumour or having a low seizure threshold. Sometimes it is impossible to pinpoint exactly why someone has epilepsy.
Certain parameters like seizure duration, electric stimuli, seizure threshold, ECT practice factors and medication can influence its effectiveness.
Dose-dependent anticonvulsant and proconvulsant effects of nitric oxide synthase inhibitors on seizure threshold in a cortical stimulation model in rats.
treatment given at 4 or more times the seizure threshold) and bitemporal ECT.
The inhibitory effect of tramadol on serotonin reuptake lowers the seizure threshold and permits the occurrence of serotonin syndrome.
Estrogen enhances excitability and lowers the seizure threshold, whereas progesterone enhances inhibition and increases the seizure threshold.
The seizure threshold was lowered by repetition of the stimulation, and they were confirmed to be easily prone to seizures.
The seizure threshold was titrated during the first session, beginning at 5% charge (frequency: 10 Hz; pulse width: 0.5 milli-second) and restimulating at increments of 5% until evidence of generalised seizure activity was observed (or up to 25% charge, at which point stimulus was given at 100% charge).
The animal was observed during infusion and the first convulsion sign was recorded as the seizure threshold. The end point of infusion was the manifestation of tonic-clonic spasm.
But that doesn't work unless the neurologist and the psychiatrist work together in my treatment, especially since some of the psychiatric medications lower my seizure threshold."