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Keyword - Epilepsy (KW-0887)


Protein which, if defective, causes epilepsy, any of a group of disorders characterized by paroxysmal transient disturbances of the electrical activity of the brain that may be manifested as episodic impairment or loss of consciousness, abnormal motor phenomena, psychic or sensory disturbances, or perturbation of the autonomic nervous system. Epilepsy is classified as either symptomatic or idiopathic according to whether the cause is known or unknown. Both of these types can be classified into partial and generalized epilepsy, depending on whether the seizures are due to limited or to widespread brain lesions, respectively.