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Meaning of EPILEPSY

Pronunciation:  'epu`lepsee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions

EPILEPSY is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: absence, akinetic epilepsy, brain disease, brain disorder, cortical epilepsy, encephalopathy, epileptic seizure, focal epilepsy, generalized epilepsy, grand mal epilepsy, Lafora's disease, myoclonus epilepsy, petit mal epilepsy, posttraumatic epilepsy, procursive epilepsy, psychomotor epilepsy, reflex epilepsy, status epilepticus, temporal lobe epilepsy, tonic epilepsy, traumatic epilepsy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ep"i*lep`sy\, n. [L. epilepsia, Gr. ? a seizure, the
``falling sickness,'' fr. ? to take besides, seize, attack;
'epi` upon, besides + ? to take: cf. F. ['e]pilepsie. Cf.
{Catalepsy}.] (Med.)
The ``falling sickness,'' so called because the patient falls
suddenly to the ground; a disease characterized by paroxysms
(or fits) occurring at interval and attended by sudden loss
of consciousness, and convulsive motions of the muscles.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A group of disorders marked by problems in the normal functioning of the brain. These problems can produce seizures, unusual body movements, a loss of consciousness or changes in consciousness, as well as mental problems or problems with the senses.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have epilepsy, suggests that you are suppressing your feelings. You need to acknowledge and express these emotions.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Epilepsy is a clinical condition characterized by recurrent attacks of seizures of sudden onset. The seizures may range in severity from a brief loss of consciousness (which may resemble simple daydreaming or dozing to the observer) to grand mal seizures that may involve several minutes of powerful convulsions.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abdominal epilepsy, access, acquired epilepsy, activated epilepsy, affect epilepsy, akinetic epilepsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, apoplexy, arrest, attack, autonomic epilepsy, blockage, brain disease, cardiac epilepsy, cephalalgia, cerebral palsy, chorea, clonic spasm, clonus, convulsion, cortical epilepsy, cramp, cursive epilepsy, diurnal epilepsy, eclampsia, emotional disorder, epilepsia, epilepsia gravior, epilepsia major, epilepsia minor, epilepsia mitior, epilepsia nutans, epilepsia tarda, epitasis, falling sickness, fit, focal epilepsy, frenzy, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, grand mal, grip, haute mal, headache, herpes zoster, hysterical epilepsy, ictus, ischialgia, Jacksonian epilepsy, larval epilepsy, laryngeal epilepsy, laryngospasm, latent epilepsy, lockjaw, matutinal epilepsy, menstrual epilepsy, migraine, MS, multiple sclerosis, musicogenic epilepsy, myoclonous epilepsy, nervous disorder, neuralgia, neuritis, neuropathy, nocturnal epilepsy, occlusion, organic psychosis, orgasm, palsy, paroxysm, petit mal, physiologic epilepsy, polyneuritis, pressure neuropathy, priapism, psychic epilepsy, psychomotor epilepsy, radiculitis, reflex epilepsy, Rolandic epilepsy, rotatoria, sciatic neuritis, sciatica, seizure, sensory epilepsy, serial epilepsy, sexual climax, shaking palsy, shingles, spasm, spastic paralysis, stoppage, stroke, tardy epilepsy, tetanus, tetany, the jerks, throes, thromboembolism, thrombosis, tic douloureux, tonic epilepsy, tonic spasm, torsion spasm, toxic psychosis, traumatic epilepsy, trismus, ucinate epilepsy, visitation