epilepsy epilepsy  /ˈɛ pə ˌlɛp si/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions

Usage(s):

  1. A little bit of current may calm the tremors of Parkinson's disease, ease depression and epilepsy, and awaken those with terrible injuries.
  2. At least 15 individuals who had been branded zombies by terrified peasants turned out to be victims of epilepsy, mental retardation, insanity or alcoholism.
  3. It shows that wide-ranging symptoms of Fragile X, which include epilepsy, impaired mental functioning, aberrant brain structure and other abnormalities, can be reversed.

News

  1. Walking for Epilepsy in Richland

    RICHLAND - Several cities across the Pacific Northwest are  holding an epilepsy walk this weekend, including the Tri-Cities area.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KNDO - KNDU Tri-Cities

  2. Event advances epilepsy profile, research - Thu, 13 Jun 2013 PST

    Most residents know lilac is Spokane’s color. But most probably don’t know that lilac or purple is also the color of epilepsy awareness. Chris Engle knows. Engle was diagnosed with epilepsy “out of the blue” shortly after his 20th birthday in 2007. Two tonic-clonic – also known as grand mal – seizures in two days sent him to the emergency room, where he had yet another seizure.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review

  3. Epilepsy Foundation, Savers partnering

    &via=&related=DolcePixel" The Epilepsy Foundation, of Landover, a national nonprofit with affiliated organizations throughout the United States, and Savers Inc., of Bellevue, Wash., the largest private thrift store chain in the United States with over 320 locations in 25 states, have formed a relationship to raise funds for the more than 2 million Americans living with epilepsy. &via=&related ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Daily Record

Quotes

  1. Harkin said the rulings "have created a bizarre catch-22 where people with serious conditions like epilepsy or diabetes could be forced to choose between treating their conditions and forfeiting their protections under the ADA, or not treating their...
    on Jul 26, 2007 By: Tom Harkin Source: Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

  2. "I just want to thank everybody that knew I had epilepsy but didn't come out and say anything about it, respecting me and my family," Rolle said.
    on Nov 21, 2007 By: Samari Rolle Source: USA Today

  3. "Despite the fact that highly effective, low-cost treatments are available, as many as nine out of 10 people suffering from epilepsy in Africa go untreated," said Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general for the WHO.
    on Feb 28, 2007 By: Margaret Chan Source: International Herald Tribune

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