Involves total body convulsions, aka “tonic-clonic”
Involves isolated body part convulsion, aka “focal”
Patient becomes unresponsive, and has no memory
of occurrence. Appears to be day-dreaming but cannot
awake. Very rare.
What is a seizure? 1. Abnormal discharge of electrical impulses within the brain 2. Rather than smooth constant production of Action Potentials, neurons fire without any regulation, causing disruption to brain function at the biochemical level
Seizures generally have 3 parts:
Aura - period of warning, usually olfactory or visual
Ictus - actual seizure period
Postictal state - time where body “resets” itself
Causes of Seizures Alcohol Poisoning Drug Overdose/Reaction Head Injury Fever (especially in children) Neurological Defect (usually genetic) Sepsis (in brain) Brain Tumor Stroke Epilepsy Lesson Outline
You are to create a power point presentation similar to this one in which you investigate a neurological disease.
Choose one disease from the websites below for your project. I must know which disease you will research ASAP. In order to get the most “bang for our buck” each of you will have a different disease topic - it’s first come first serve!