Specializing in Canine and Feline 
Neurology and Neurosurgery since 1986

seizure

A discrete event due to sudden, transient neuronal discharge that disturbs the brain’s normal electrical activity and causes a temporary change in behavior, consciousness, bodily movements or sensation.  A seizure can have any one to three phases: preictal, ictus, and/or postictal.  Seizures are the main symptoms of epilepsy, but can be caused by a wide variety of conditions.

 

Related Words

brain ; epilepsy ; ictus ; neuron ; postictal ; preictal