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Epilepsies, Partial MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Epilepsies, Partial
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.140.490.360
Unique ID
D004828
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004828
Scope Note
Conditions characterized by recurrent paroxysmal neuronal discharges which arise from a focal region of the brain. Partial seizures are divided into simple and complex, depending on whether consciousness is unaltered (simple partial seizure) or disturbed (complex partial seizure). Both types may feature a wide variety of motor, sensory, and autonomic symptoms. Partial seizures may be classified by associated clinical features or anatomic location of the seizure focus. A secondary generalized seizure refers to a partial seizure that spreads to involve the brain diffusely. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp317)
Entry Term(s)
Abdominal Epilepsy
Amygdalo-Hippocampal Epilepsy
Benign Focal Epilepsy, Childhood
Benign Occipital Epilepsy
Benign Occipital Epilepsy, Childhood
Childhood Benign Focal Epilepsy
Childhood Benign Occipital Epilepsy
Digestive Epilepsy
Epilepsy, Benign Occipital
Epilepsy, Focal
Epilepsy, Localization-Related
Epilepsy, Partial
Epilepsy, Simple Partial
Focal Seizure Disorder
Gelastic Epilepsy
Occipital Lobe Epilepsy
Panayiotopoulos Syndrome
Partial Epilepsy
Partial Seizure Disorder
Partial Seizures, Simple, Consciousness Preserved
Rhinencephalic Epilepsy
Seizure Disorder, Focal
Seizure Disorder, Partial
Simple Partial Seizures
Subclinical Seizure
Uncinate Seizures
NLM Classification #
WL 385
Previous Indexing
Jacksonian Seizure (1966-1976)
Public MeSH Note
2000; see EPILEPSY, PARTIAL 1966-1999, see EPILEPSY, FOCAL 1977-1991; for PANAYIOTOPOULOS SYNDROME see MYOCLONIC EPILEPSY, JUVENILE 2018; for EPILEPSY, ABDOMINAL see EPILEPSY, TEMPORAL LOBE, 1975-1999; for EPILEPSY, PARTIAL see EPILEPSY, FOCAL 1977-1991; for EPILEPSY, FOCAL see JACKSONIAN SEIZURE 1970-1976; for JACKSONIAN SEIZURE see JACKSONIAN SEIZURE 1963-1991
History Note
2000 (1966); for PANAYIOTOPOULOS SYNDROME use MYOCLONIC EPILEPSY, JUVENILE 2018; for EPILEPSY, ABDOMINAL use EPILEPSY, TEMPORAL LOBE 1975-1999
Date Established
1977/01/01
Date of Entry
1976/05/05
Revision Date
2018/04/06
Epilepsies, Partial Preferred
Benign Focal Epilepsy, Childhood Narrower
Childhood Benign Occipital Epilepsy Narrower
Epilepsy, Simple Partial Narrower
Gelastic Epilepsy Narrower
Occipital Lobe Epilepsy Narrower
Abdominal Epilepsy Narrower
Simple Partial Seizures Narrower
Panayiotopoulos Syndrome Narrower
Subclinical Seizure Narrower
Uncinate Seizures Narrower
Benign Occipital Epilepsy Narrower
Amygdalo-Hippocampal Epilepsy Narrower
Rhinencephalic Epilepsy Narrower
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