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Descriptor English: Epilepsy
Descriptor Spanish: Epilepsia
Descriptor Portuguese: Epilepsia
Descriptor French: Épilepsie
Entry term(s): Aura
Auras
Awakening Epilepsy
Cryptogenic Epilepsies
Cryptogenic Epilepsy
Epilepsies
Epilepsies, Cryptogenic
Epilepsy, Awakening
Epilepsy, Cryptogenic
Seizure Disorder
Seizure Disorders
Tree number(s): C10.228.140.490
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004827
Scope note: A disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of paroxysmal brain dysfunction due to a sudden, disorderly, and excessive neuronal discharge. Epilepsy classification systems are generally based upon: (1) clinical features of the seizure episodes (e.g., motor seizure), (2) etiology (e.g., post-traumatic), (3) anatomic site of seizure origin (e.g., frontal lobe seizure), (4) tendency to spread to other structures in the brain, and (5) temporal patterns (e.g., nocturnal epilepsy). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p313)
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Related: Seizures MeSH
DeCS ID: 4907
Unique ID: D004827
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/02/24
Epilepsy - Preferred
Concept UI M0007564
Scope note A disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of paroxysmal brain dysfunction due to a sudden, disorderly, and excessive neuronal discharge. Epilepsy classification systems are generally based upon: (1) clinical features of the seizure episodes (e.g., motor seizure), (2) etiology (e.g., post-traumatic), (3) anatomic site of seizure origin (e.g., frontal lobe seizure), (4) tendency to spread to other structures in the brain, and (5) temporal patterns (e.g., nocturnal epilepsy). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p313)
Preferred term Epilepsy
Entry term(s) Epilepsies
Seizure Disorder
Seizure Disorders
Awakening Epilepsy - Narrower
Concept UI M0334958
Preferred term Awakening Epilepsy
Entry term(s) Epilepsy, Awakening
Epilepsy, Cryptogenic - Narrower
Concept UI M0007565
Preferred term Epilepsy, Cryptogenic
Entry term(s) Cryptogenic Epilepsies
Cryptogenic Epilepsy
Epilepsies, Cryptogenic
Aura - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0334957
Preferred term Aura
Entry term(s) Auras



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