Definition of Focal epilepsy

1. Noun. Epilepsy in which the attacks begins with an isolated disturbance of cerebral function (as a twitching of a limb or an illusory sensation or a mental disturbance).

Exact synonyms: Cortical Epilepsy
Generic synonyms: Epilepsy
Terms within: Focal Seizure
Specialized synonyms: Jacksonian Epilepsy, Sensory Epilepsy

Medical Definition of Focal epilepsy

1. Epilepsy of various aetiologies characterised by focal seizures or secondarily generalised tonic-clonic seizures. Ictal symptoms are often related to the brain region where the seizure begins focally. Synonym: cortical epilepsy, local epilepsy, partial epilepsy. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Focal epilepsy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1902)
"A case of focal epilepsy, affecting the right side of the face and tongue, followed by a paralysis of these parts which endured from three to five ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"TREPHINING FOR focal epilepsy. AN interesting case of trephining for traumatic focal epilepsy, with electrical stimulation and excision of the focus, ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1892)
"He had found the irritability greater on the affected side. Hs spoke of a successful case of operation for focal epilepsy, and had examined the excised ..."

4. Modern Surgery: General and Operative by John Chalmers Da Costa (1907)
""In focal epilepsy with evidences of skull injury or depression, trephining is imperative and somewhat promising. The dura should invariably be opened, ..."

5. Diseases of the nervous system: For the General Practitioner and Student by Alfred Gordon (1913)
"Whether the irritation is from without or from within, the excitation of the motor cells of the Rolandic area is indispensable to produce a focal epilepsy. ..."

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