Epilepsy is a group o neurological disorders chairacterised bi epileptic seizurs.[1][2] Epileptic seizurs are episodes that can vary frae brief an nearly undetectable tae lang periods o vigorous shakin.[3] Thir episodes can result in pheesical injuries includin occasionally braken banes.[3] In epilepsy, seizurs tend tae recur an as a rule, hae na immediate unnerlyin cause.[1] Isolatit seizurs that are provoked bi a speceefic cause such as pushionin are nae deemed tae represent epilepsy.[4] Fowk wi epilepsy in some auries o the warld experience stigma due tae the condeetion.[3]

Epilepsy
Synonymsseizure disorder
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Generalised 3 Hz spike-an-wave dischairges on an electroencephalogram
Clessification an freemit resoorces
SpecialtyNeurology
ICD-10G40-G41
ICD-9-CM345
DiseasesDB4366
MedlinePlus000694
eMedicineneuro/415
MeSHD004827
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  4. Fisher R, van Emde Boas W, Blume W, Elger C, Genton P, Lee P, Engel J (2005). "Epileptic seizures and epilepsy: definitions proposed by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE)". Epilepsia. 46 (4): 470–2. doi:10.1111/j.0013-9580.2005.66104.x. PMID 15816939.