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Jacksonian March -  A motor seizure (involving muscles) starting in one part of the body then progressing to other parts of the body on the same side. They can spread and become generalised. Seizures of this type typically cause no change in awareness or alertness. They are temporary, and short – lived.
JAE Juvenile Absence Epilepsy -  A form of absence seizure with onset around puberty. Characterised by absence seizures, generalised tonic-clonic seizures and sometimes myoclonic jerks.
JME Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy -  This is a common form of epilepsy typically beginning in early adolescence. It is characterised by myoclonic jerks on awakening, and sometimes can progress into generalised tonic-clonic seizures. Usually managed easily with low doses of anti-epileptic medication.