Encyclopedia of Basic Epilepsy Research


  • Philip Schwartzkroin, University of California, Davis, USA

As a truly translational area of biomedical investigation, epilepsy research spans an extraordinary breadth of subjects and involves virtually every tool that modern neuroscience has at its disposal. The Encyclopedia of Basic Epilepsy Research provides an up to date, comprehensive reference for all epilepsy researchers. With an expert list of authors, the encyclopedia covers the full spectrum of research activities from genes and molecules to animal models and human patients. The encyclopedia's electronic format also provides unparalleled access to frequent updates and additions, while the limited edition print version provides another option for owning this content. The Encyclopedia of Basic Epilepsy Research is an essential resource for researchers of all levels and clinicians who study epilepsy.
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Neurologists, Neuroscientists, Epilepsy researchers and clinicians


Book information

  • Published: May 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-373688-8

Table of Contents

I. Properties of cells in epileptic brain and/or relevant to seizure dischargeII. Properties of/changes in synaptic activities and transmitter function associated with seizures and epileptogenesis III. Modulation of neuronal excitabitlityIV. Circuitry underlying oscillatory activity and epileptiform dischargeV. Plasticity and EpileptogenesisVI. Epilepsy genesVII. Models of seizures and epilepsiesVIII. Pediatric/developmental aspects of epilepsyIX. Epilepsy in the aging brainX. Sex differences in seizure sensitivityXI. Causes of epilepsy/seizure disordersXII. Seizure prediction/detection/localization (to include EEG analysis/models, relationship to structural lesions, biomarkers, etc)XIII. Imaging approaches to seizure analysisXIV. Pharmacology of seizure drugsXV. Other (non-pharmacological) methods for seizure controlXVI. Relationship of epilepsy/seizures to other conditions/disordersXVII. Clinical Appendix