What is a seizure?

A seizure is a sudden "electrical storm" in the brain: an uncontrolled burst of electrical and chemical activity spreads rapidly between the nerve cells. This can produce different symptoms, from the person "blanking out" for a few seconds, to full-blown convulsions.
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