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chapter 16

Where is a generalized siezures located in the brain? Generalized involves both hemispheres of the brain
What is Status Epileptics A series of generalized seizures, particularly tonic-clonic, without cessation is freferred to as Status Epileptics
What does GABA do? GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) It is an in-hibitory neuro-transmitter in the CNS. GABA allows more chloride to enter the neuron so less neurotransmitter enter the neuron. Less neurotransmitter mean less electrical discharge of brain neurons. (pg 160)
How would you describe a Tonic-Clonic Seizure?( (grand mal) seizures are the most dramatic in appearance and involve loss of consciousness.
What does Clonic Mean? Convulsive muscle contraction in which rigidity and relaxation alternate in rapid succession.
What does Tonic Mean? convulsive muscle contraction characterized by sustained muscular contractions.
A continuous series of seizures is called? Status Epilepticus
Status Epilepticus-What meds would you treat this with? Lorazepam (Ativan)
What seizure is usually localized to specific area of the brain? Partial
Fetal hydantoin and gingival hyperplasia can be caused by what medication? Phenytoin (Dilantin)
What does half life mean? Time required for the body to reduce the amount of drug in the plasma by one-half.
which type of seizure med treats.• Dilantin generalized
which type of seizure med treats. • Gagapentin Partial Seizure
which type of seizure med treats Diazepam Status
which type of seizure med treats Lacosamide- partial seizure
which type of seizure med treats Lorazepam Status
which type of seizure med treats Ethosuximide Absence seizure
which type of seizure med treats Carbamazepine General
which type of seizure med treats Felbamate partial seizure
Which med has the adverse effect Steven Johnson’s Syndrome? Lamotrigine (Lamictal)
What type of seizure only involves a brief impairment of consciousness?. Absence
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