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. Reflex epilepsy is a condition in which seizures can be provoked by an external stimulus or, in some cases, internal mental processes. Patients with reflex epilepsy may have seizures solely in response to specific stimuli and not suffer spontaneous seizures; however, a combination of the two is possible. 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, Reflex Bioinformatics Tool
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