Origin of epilepsy
Examples from the Web for epilepsy
There are many written descriptions of physical disabilities, epilepsy, and mental illness from all eras.
In the 18th century, epilepsy marked a person as evil, full of sin, possessed by the devil.Dick and Lynne Cheney Play the Founding Fathers for Laughs|Eleanor Clift|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Recently, they received a call from a man who suffers from epilepsy and was saved after his Hövding inflated during a seizure.Helmet Haute Couture: The Invisible Helmet Revolutionizing Bike Safety|Nina Strochlic|December 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The young German had been diagnosed with epilepsy in 2010 and was on medication to manage the condition.Did Bank of America Merrill Lynch Intern Moritz Erhardt Die of Stress?|Tom Sykes|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This video kicks off with a seizure warning for viewers with epilepsy.Alicia Keys, Will.i.am & More Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)|Jean Trinh|April 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The fewer the emotional storms the less likelihood of repetitions of attacks of epilepsy.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
We believe it quite possible that epilepsy itself may be so produced.
It was then I became suspicious, and later felt convinced that it was hysteria and not epilepsy with which I had to deal.
The foam flew from his mouth, and I expected each moment to see him fall to the ground in a fit of epilepsy.
Age is of importance in reference to the production of epilepsy.
Word Origin for epilepsy
1570s, from Middle French epilepsie (16c.), from Late Latin epilepsia, from Greek epilepsia "seizure," from epi "upon" (see epi-) + lepsis "seizure," from leps-, future stem of lambanein "take hold of, grasp" (see analemma).
Earlier was epilencie (late 14c.), from Middle French epilence, with form influenced by pestilence. The native name was falling sickness.