The point of origin of an epileptic seizure is called the focus. It is the part of the brain that is affected by epilepsy. This is a term used for people with partial epilepsy. The focus can be the frontal lobe, occipital lobe, mesial temporal lobe or the parietal lobe. During seizures, it is the that specific part of the brain that is being effected. Seizures happen when a surge in the electrical activities happen on certain parts. Symptoms are contractions of the muscles, blackouts and visual disturbances. Seizures can be cured and, for partial epilepsy, they are treated with AEDs or antiepileptic drugs.
The point of origin of an epileptic seizure is called the ____.â