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focal epilepsy

focal epilepsy in Medicine

focal epilepsy n.
An epileptic attack in which disturbance of cerebral function causes the twitching of a limb, the occurrence of a somatosensory or special sense phenomenon, or a focal disturbance of complex mental functions. Also called cortical epilepsy.

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