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. Motor cortex epilepsy is characterized by simple partial or generalized seizures which occur in the motor cortex, which affect a variety of motor function throughout the body. Results of the seizures can include voice or speech impairment and contralateral facial tonic-clonic movements. Motor cortex epilepsy can cause Jacksonian seizures, where the electrical activity in the motor cortex spreads, reaching out to affect muscles all over the body. 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.
Motor Cortex Epilepsy Bioinformatics Tool
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