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[] disorder as recurrent [[seizure]]or mental function, disturbances of 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 — referred to as the 'Sacred Disease' by pre-rationalist ancient Greeks and as 'the falling sickness' in medieval literature. |+|
Latest revision as of 18:03, 21 July 2008
disorder manifested as recurrent seizures
or disturbed mental function, due to disturbances of brain electrical activity.