Epilepsy is defined as a diverse set of neurological disorders characterized by seizures. These seizures occur due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Factors that may lead to epilepsy include, but are not limited to, brain trauma, gene mutations, strokes, brain cancer, and extensive drug and alcohol use. Seizures occur due to a large release of glutamate, which causes a spread of excitation throughout the brain, which propagates the electrical signal and can lead to neuronal death. Generalized epilepsy is a form of epilepsy that is defined by seizures that arise with no apparent cause. Generalized seizures are ones that affect the whole brain, and usually leads to an impairment of consciousness of the patient. Generalized epilepsy is a primary form of epilepsy, in which the seizures occur due to the epilepsy itself and not another medical condition. The GABRD gene is affected by generalized epilepsy. About 50 million people have epilepsy, with 80% of that population located in developing countries. It is possible to control epilepsy with medicine, but many cases may require surgery in order to relieve symptoms.
Epilepsy, Generalized Bioinformatics Tool
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Epilepsy, Generalized is also known as Epilepsies, Generalized, Generalised Epilepsy, Generalized Epilepsies, Generalized Epilepsy, Generalized Seizure Disorder.
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