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epilepsy

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noun ep·i·lep·sy \ˈep-ə-ˌlep-sē\

Medical Definition of epilepsy

plural epilepsies

  1. :  any of various disorders marked by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain and typically manifested by sudden brief episodes of altered or diminished consciousness, involuntary movements, or convulsions—see absence epilepsy, grand mal 1, petit mal 1; focal epilepsy, jacksonian epilepsy, myoclonic epilepsy, temporal lobe epilepsy





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