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[[Brain]] disorder manifested as recurrent [[seizure]]s or disturbed mental function, due to disturbances of brain electrical activity.
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A disorder of the [[brain]] manifesting typically as recurrent, often brief episodes of [[seizure]], characterized by disturbances of muscle function (spasms, generalized convulsions, collapse), or disturbances of mental function (strange sensations or emotions, [[unconsciousness]]), or combinations thereof, resulting from disturbances of electrical activity of brain cells &mdash; referred to as the 'Sacred Disease' by pre-rationalist ancient Greeks and as 'the falling sickness' in medieval literature.
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A definition or brief description of Epilepsy.
Brain disorder manifested as recurrent seizures or disturbed mental function, due to disturbances of brain electrical activity.