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Epilepsy MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Epilepsy
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.140.490
Unique ID
D004827
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004827
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics
Scope Note
A disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of paroxysmal brain dysfunction due to a sudden, disorderly, and excessive neuronal discharge. Epilepsy classification systems are generally based upon: (1) clinical features of the seizure episodes (e.g., motor seizure), (2) etiology (e.g., post-traumatic), (3) anatomic site of seizure origin (e.g., frontal lobe seizure), (4) tendency to spread to other structures in the brain, and (5) temporal patterns (e.g., nocturnal epilepsy). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p313)
Entry Term(s)
Aura
Awakening Epilepsy
Epilepsy, Cryptogenic
Seizure Disorder
NLM Classification #
WL 385
See Also
Seizures
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2017/02/24
Epilepsy Preferred
Awakening Epilepsy Narrower
Epilepsy, Cryptogenic Narrower
Aura Related
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