Absence Seizure - Glossary

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Mar 25, 2017
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Glossary

Seizure: Convulsions; sudden, involuntary movements of the muscles.

Epilepsy: A group of disorders marked by problems in the normal functioning of the brain. These problems can produce seizures, unusual body movements, a loss of consciousness or changes in consciousness, as well as mental problems or problems with the senses.

EEG: A test to measure the electrical activity of the brain.

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