Generalized epilepsy evoked by freeze lesions in the mesencephalon of the cat.


Epilepsy was induced by making freeze lesions bilaterally in the mesencephalic reticular formation of cats. The convulsive activity was an equivalent of the generalized status epilepticus, devaloping 15-20 min after the freeze lesions had been made. The animals died in this state 16-20 h after it had developed. The generalized seizure activity may have… (More)