What happens during a seizure?

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Scripps Health
Administration Specialist
Some people have brief memory lapses. Others experience more pronounced seizures, in which they lose consciousness, fall down and shake.

During a seizure there is abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. The outward effect can vary from a brief episode of uncontrolled jerking movement (tonic-clonic seizure) to a subtle, momentary loss of awareness (absence seizure). 

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