epileptic

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epileptic

a person who has epilepsy
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At that time, it was known as the 'Sacred-Disease', because people thought that epileptic seizures were a form of attack by demons (World Health Organization, 2005).
In addition, significant associations were discovered between education level of the respondents and statements such as, whether epileptics are as intelligent as everyone else (p=0.
Nakken (1997) observed a reduction of disorders in the electroencephalography of 20 out of 26 epileptic children.
Not providing transition services to ensure seamless care for young epileptics when they transfer to their adult doctor.
Four Welsh epileptics told us last month about their beliefs that taking the drug had caused them eyesight problems.
Carle, of Kerse Terrace, Rankinston, Ayr, was also slammed for failing to tell the DVLA he was epileptic.
Dr Dalrymple is concerned that epileptics may be missing out on the correct treatment which could make their epilepsy worse and increase the risk of an accident while driving.
Orla described how her mother, to avoid embarrassing her, would rattle a tray of tea and biscuits outside her bedroom door and said it was "like an epileptic coming at you".
It simply means that epileptics can go to bed and never wake up again,'' said Mr Dandy.
Cadbury is reprimanded today by a watchdog for screening a television advert which could have caused epileptic fits.
A British Epileptic Association spokeswoman said epileptics then were "put apart from the community".
Their unpublished findings could lead to the development of an implanted device that gives epileptics critical seconds needed to remove themselves from dangerous or embarrassing situations.