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What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that makes a person prone to seizures. A seizure is a temporary disturbance of electrical activity in the brain. Symptoms can include muscle stiffness, fits, twitching, blackouts, and abnormal sensations and emotions.

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Author: Dr Nikki Wallis PhD, BSc
First answered: 16 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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