Types of Seizures

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Types of Seizures:

Type Description Drug of choice
Partial
Simple partial Involves one part of the body; there is no confusion and no loss of consciousness Carbamazepine
Complex partial Most likely involves the temporal lobe resulting in mood changes, hallucinations, illusions Carbamazepine
Generalized
Tonic-clonic Tonic extension of all extremities, followed by clonic rhythmic movements; loss of consciousness and confusion present Phenytoin, Carbamazepine, Valproate
Myoclonic Brief arrhythmic movements lasting for less than 1 second; occur in clusters; no loss of consciousness; usually occur in the mornings; precipitated by sleep deprivation and stress Valproic acid
Absense Brief staring episode without loss of consciousness Ethosuximide, Valproate

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Basic Neurology

1. Peripheral Nervous System
2. Central Nervous System
3. The Ventricular System
4. The Spinal Cord
5. The Brain Stem
6. The Cerebellum
7. Visual Pathways
8. Diencephalon
9. Basal Ganglia
10. Cerebral Cortex
11. Sleep Disorders
12. Autonomic Nervous System
13. Cranial Nerves and Parasympathetic Ganglia
14. Cells of the Nervous System
15. Cerebrospinal fluid
16. Additional short notes on Cerebrum
17. Functions and Diseases of Cerebrum
18. Subcortical Grey Matter
19. Notes on The Spinal Cord
20. Regulation of Heart Rate by Autonomic Nervous System
21. Action Potentials, Axon Conduction, and Neuromuscular Junction
22. Types of Seizures
23. What is a Cough Reflex?
24. Notes on Congenital Prosopagnosia
25. Findings in Parkinson's Disease
26. Types of Heat Strokes
27. Types of Strokes
28. What is Benign Intracranial Hypertension?
29. What is Cauda Equina Syndrome?
30. Cranial Nerve Locations in Brain Stem

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