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Jacksonian epilepsy


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A form of epilepsy that is associated with abnormal neuronal activity in a localized area of the brain and that typically begins with spasmodic contractions in a finger, toe, or corner of the mouth and then spreads throughout the body, usually with loss of consciousness. Also called focal epilepsy or focal seizure. [Named after the English neurologist J(ohn) Hughlings Jackson (1835–1911) who studied it]

Subjects: Psychology.


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