cortical epilepsy

Definitions of cortical epilepsy
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n 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)

Synonyms:
focal epilepsy
Types:
Jacksonian epilepsy
focal epilepsy in which the attack usually moves from distal to proximal limb muscles on the same side of the body
sensory epilepsy
focal epilepsy initiated by somatosensory phenomena
Type of:
epilepsy
a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions

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