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Epilepsy, Simple Partial: Disease Bioinformatics
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. Simple partial epilepsy affects only a small region of the brain, often the temporal lobes or hippocampi. People who have simple partial epilepsy typically retain consciousness during their seizures. Simple partial seizures are often precursors to larger seizures, where the abnormal electrical activity spreads to a larger area of the brain. Because of this, they are often known as an aura. 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, Simple Partial Bioinformatics Tool
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Alternate NamesEpilepsy, Simple Partial is also known as Simple Partial Epilepsies.