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Seizures (Seizure) Summary

Description: Clinical or subclinical disturbances of cortical function due to a sudden, abnormal, excessive, and disorganized discharge of brain cells. Clinical manifestations include abnormal motor, sensory and psychic phenomena. Recurrent seizures are usually referred to as EPILEPSY or "seizure disorder."

Also Known As: Seizure; Convulsions; Convulsion; Tonic-Clonic Seizure; Focal Seizures Show All >>

Networked: 39136 relevant articles (3076 outcomes, 4785 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Seizures

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Anticonvulsants (Antiepileptic Drugs) : 301 outcomes 393 studies in 3354 results : IBA
  2. Pentylenetetrazole (Metrazol) : 212 outcomes 416 studies in 3040 results : IBA
  3. Valproic Acid (Valproate, Semisodium) : 196 outcomes 165 studies in 1384 results : FDA 51 Generic
  4. Carbamazepine (Tegretol) : 170 outcomes 158 studies in 1151 results : FDA 24 Generic
  5. Diazepam (Valium) : 152 outcomes 107 studies in 1281 results : FDA 84 Generic
  6. Phenytoin (Dilantin) : 145 outcomes 174 studies in 1421 results : FDA 9 Generic
  7. Phenobarbital (Luminal) : 123 outcomes 120 studies in 1128 results : FDA 1
  8. etiracetam (levetiracetam) : 108 outcomes 137 studies in 617 results : FDA 45 Generic
  9. lamotrigine (Lamictal) : 107 outcomes 109 studies in 518 results : FDA 33 Generic
  10. topiramate (Topamax) : 99 outcomes 102 studies in 401 results : FDA 28 Generic
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Diseases Related to Seizures

  1. Seizures (Seizure)
  2. Epilepsy (Aura)
  3. Status Epilepticus (Complex Partial Status Epilepticus)
  4. Partial Epilepsies (Epilepsy, Partial)
  5. Absence Epilepsy (Absence Seizure)
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Key Therapies for Seizures

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  1. Ketogenic Diet : 52 outcomes 33 studies in 305 results
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 39 outcomes 31 studies in 468 results
  3. Hemispherectomy : 35 outcomes 15 studies in 202 results
  4. Vagus Nerve Stimulation : 32 outcomes 29 studies in 292 results
  5. Electrodes (Electrode) : 30 outcomes 71 studies in 963 results
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