Peritoneum as an origin of epilepsy from the viewpoint of Avicenna

Dadmehr, M. and Amini-Behbahani, F. and Eftekhar, B. and Minaei, B. and Bahrami, M. (2018) Peritoneum as an origin of epilepsy from the viewpoint of Avicenna. Neurological Sciences, 39 (6). pp. 1121-1124.

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There are studies that show that the concepts of epilepsy have been rooted in Persian medicine; Avicenna �Ibn-e-Sina��one of the great Persian physicians in the Islamic golden age (9th�12th century AD)�has considered some types of epilepsy with the association of the stomach, the spleen, the �Maraqq,� and the whole body which has not been reviewed properly. These organs influence on the brain and can cause epilepsy. This article presents concept of Maraqq-related epilepsy; according to Avicenna�s view, �Maraqq� is a membranous structure which is located in the abdomen (equivalent of parietal peritoneum in current nomenclature). We discuss his viewpoint about the diagnosis and treatment of Maraqq-related epilepsy with focus on herbal remedies. The concept of a relationship between the �Maraqq� and the brain is well discussed in the old Persian medicine texts; however, it seems that further studies in this area are required to clarify Avicenna�s view about the pathophysiological mechanisms, clinical manifestations, and treatment strategies. © 2018, Springer-Verlag Italia S.r.l., part of Springer Nature.

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