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ECG -  Electrocardiogram. A record of the electrical activity (function) of the heart. Often done in conjunction with an EEG.
EEG -  Electroencephalogram. A diagnostic test that records the electrical activity (function) of the brain.
Encephalitis -  Inflammation of the brain.
Endocannabinoid system -  is a group of cannabinoid receptors located in the brain and throughout the nervous systems, and is involved in a variety of bodily processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory, and in mediating the psychoactive effects of cannabis.
EPC -  Epilepsia Partialis Continua. A form of epilepsy in which there is repetitive motor seizures (jerking, twitching) involving one small area or all of one side of the body. Consciousness is maintained. Treatment with anti-epileptic drugs is often not very effective; surgical treatment should be considered. These seizures can also be associated with Rasmussen’s Encephalitis.
Epidemiology -  The study of the distribution and causes of health-related states or events in particular populations.
Epilepsy -  A disease of the brain that is characterised by a tendency to have recurrent, usually unprovoked seizures. The seizures are a result of sudden abnormal electrical activity in the brain. The type of seizure will depend on where it starts and spreads within the brain.
Epilepsy Syndrome -  Is characterised by a cluster of signs and symptoms customarily occurring together often with an known prognosis. One syndrome can evolve into another.
Epileptologist -  A neurologist with specialty training in epilepsy.
Epilim -  Epilim is the trade name for the drug Sodium Valproate. See Sodium Valproate.
Ethosuximide -  Also known as Zarontin. This antiepileptic drug is used effectively to treat absence seizures.
Extension -  the straightening (unbending) movement of a limb.