A seizure is abnormal electrical activity in the brain. When 2 or more seizures occur, it is considered a seizure disorder, also known as epilepsy. While there are many different types of seizures, the main categories are:
- Generalized seizure—activity occurs throughout the brain
- Partial seizure, also called a focal seizure—begins within certain areas of the brain
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Last reviewedAugust 2014by Kari Kassir, MD
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