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


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