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.