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Seizures

Seizures

Epileptic seizures are episodic and sudden attacks that impair some aspect of a person’s function. These attacks consist of an alteration of one or more spheres of the brain functions such as sensory perception, motor activity, autonomic control, and level of consciousness. Epileptic seizures are caused by abnormal electrical discharges occurring in the brain. There [...]

September 26, 2011 More
Laxatives

Laxatives

A laxative is a medicine that loosens the bowel contents and encourages evacuation. A laxative with a mild or gentle effect on the bowel is known as an aperient; and one with a strong effect is known as a cathartic or purgative. Laxatives facilitate evacuation by increasing the stool volume and stimulating the large intestinal [...]

September 15, 2011 More