Origin of epilepsyOld French epilepsie from Late Latin epilepsia from Classical Greek epil?psia, epil?psis, literally , a seizure, hence epilepsy from epilambanein, to seize upon from epi-, upon + lambanein, to seize: see latch
A person who repeatedly has grand mal seizures is an example of someone who has epilepsy.
Origin of epilepsyFrench épilepsie from Latin epilēpsia from Greek epilēpsis from epilambanein epilēp- to lay hold of epi- epi- lambanein to seize
(countable and uncountable, plural epilepsies)
Since 16th century; from Old French epilepsie, from Latin epilēpsia, from Ancient Greek ἐπιληψία (epilēpsia), from ἐπιλαμβάνω (epilambanō, “I seize”), from ἐπί (epi, “upon”) + λαμβάνω (lambanō, “I take”).
epilepsy - Medical Definition
- The one fact which the Lamarckians can produce in their favour is the account of experiments by Brown-Sequard, in which he produced epilepsy in guinea-pigs by section of the large nerves or spinal cord, and in the course of which he was led to believe that in a few rare instances the artificially produced epilepsy and mutilation of the nerves was transmitted.
- The oxide has been given in epilepsy and chorea.
- It may be given in doses of from ten to fifty grains or more, and may be continued without ill effect for long periods in grave cases of epilepsy (grand mal).
- The demon theory of disease is still attested by some of our medical terms; epilepsy (Gr.
- Its most striking success is in epilepsy, for which it is the specific remedy.