Encyclopedia of Basic Epilepsy Research

Encyclopedia of Basic Epilepsy Research

1st Edition - May 27, 2009

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  • Editor-in-Chief: Philip Schwartzkroin
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123736888

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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.

Key Features

  • The only comprehensive reference for basic research and current activities in epilepsy
  • Electronic format provides fast and easy access to updates and additions, with limited print version available as well
  • Contains over 85 articles, all written by experts in epilepsy research


Neurologists, Neuroscientists, Epilepsy researchers and clinicians

Table of Contents

  • I. Properties of cells in epileptic brain and/or relevant to seizure discharge

    II. Properties of/changes in synaptic activities and transmitter function associated with seizures and epileptogenesis

    III. Modulation of neuronal excitabitlity

    IV. Circuitry underlying oscillatory activity and epileptiform discharge

    V. Plasticity and Epileptogenesis

    VI. Epilepsy genes

    VII. Models of seizures and epilepsies

    VIII. Pediatric/developmental aspects of epilepsy

    IX. Epilepsy in the aging brain

    X. Sex differences in seizure sensitivity

    XI. Causes of epilepsy/seizure disorders

    XII. Seizure prediction/detection/localization (to include EEG analysis/models, relationship to structural lesions, biomarkers, etc)

    XIII. Imaging approaches to seizure analysis

    XIV. Pharmacology of seizure drugs

    XV. Other (non-pharmacological) methods for seizure control

    XVI. Relationship of epilepsy/seizures to other conditions/disorders

    XVII. Clinical Appendix

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1832
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
  • Published: May 27, 2009
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123736888

About the Editor in Chief

Philip Schwartzkroin

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Davis, USA

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