Brain Anatomy
Seizure Types

 > Partial | Partial with Secondary Generalization | Generalized

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Variations in seizure type are largely the result of where in the brain seizures occur and how much of the brain they involve. For example, a partial seizure that originates on one side of the brain in a small region responsible for controlling hand muscles may cause twitching of the hand on the opposite side of the body, while a generalized seizure that affects the entire brain at once is likely to cause a widespread loss of motor control and consciousness.