Week 8 Lecture Epilepsy.txt

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  1. Tonic definition
    Seizures that cause stiffening of muscles of the body, generally those in the back, legs, and arms.
  2. Clonic seizure definition
    An epileptic seizure in which certain muscle groups jerk repetitively.
  3. Status epilepticus definition
    Seizure lasting 30 minutes or more; is a medical emergency
  4. What are the drugs of choice for seizures?
    • Benzodiazapines
    • Ex: dilatin, lorazapam, diazapam
  5. What is the diagnostic test for epilepsy?
    EEG
  6. What does an EEG tell you about seizure activity?
    Where it is initiating the impulse and how it is diffused.
  7. What is the postictal period?
    The behaviors in the time after a seizure has stopped

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