Epilepsy is a condition that affects one out of every 200 people in the United States. In a healthy human, brain cells produce small bursts of impulses in varying patterns. In a person with epilepsy, large numbers of brain cells occasionally send rapid bursts of impulses simultaneously, causing the person to have convulsions.
Why do rapid, simultaneous bursts of brain cell impulses cause a person with epilepsy to have convulsions?
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