Seizures

Alternative Names

Secondary seizures; Reactive seizures; Seizure – secondary; Seizure – reactive

Definition of Seizures

A seizure is the physical findings or changes in behavior that occur after an episode of abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Department of Anatomy at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 3/21/2010

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