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What are seizures?

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A seizure happens when a burst of electrical impulses in the brain escape their normal limits. They spread to neighboring areas and create an uncontrolled storm of electrical activity. The electrical impulses can be transmitted to the muscles, causing twitches or convulsions.

SOURCES:

Epilepsy.com: "What Causes Epilepsy?"

Epilepsy Foundation: "Causes."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

SOURCES:

Epilepsy.com: "What Causes Epilepsy?"

Epilepsy Foundation: "Causes."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

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