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Epilepsy (from the Ancient Greek ἐπιληψία (epilēpsía) — "seizure") is a common chronic neurological disorder characterized by seizures. These seizures are transient signs and/or symptoms of abnormal, excessive or hypersynchronous neuronal activity in the brain. About 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, and nearly two out of every three new cases are discovered in developing countries. Epilepsy is more likely to occur in young children, or people over the age of 65 years; however, it can occur to anyone at any time. As a consequence of brain surgery, epileptic seizures may occur in recovering patients.