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Definition of "epilepsy" []

  • Any of various neurological disorders characterized by sudden recurring attacks of motor, sensory, or psychic malfunction with or without loss of consciousness or convulsive seizures. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "epilepsy" in a sentence
  • "The term epilepsy (pronounced as eh-puh-lep-see) originates from a Greek word 'epilepsia' meaning 'falling sickness' It is an illness that affects the brain, causing repeated seizures or 'fits' in the patient which make them to fall."
  • "Dr. under told me one time that all forms of'seizures is a form of epilepsy, but they don't like the term epilepsy anymore. ""
  • "The evaluation of any child for epilepsy surgery requires a team approach, with input from specialists in epilepsy, EEG, neuroradiology, neuropsychology, and neurosurgery — and, of course, ongoing input from patients and families."