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Leafhoppers and many other insects feed off plant sap
Sap is a fluid transported in xylem cells (tracheids or vessel elements) or phloem sieve tube elements of a plant. .Fluid found in the vacuoles of other cells is sometimes referred to as "cell sap". Other liquid compounds found in plants or exuded by plants, such as latex, resins or mucilage, are sometimes incorrectly referred to as sap.^ Sometimes, where a hypothalamic hamartoma has been revealed, other malformations of cortical development can be found.

^ Cancer cells grow to form a mass of cancer tissue (tumor) that interferes with brain functions such as muscle control, sensation, memory, and other normal body functions.
  • Epilepsy (Seizure Disorder) Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Information on MedicineNet.com 9 January 2010 14:38 UTC www.medicinenet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Such a state would reflect an increased probability of seizure occurrence and is sometimes also referred to as a pro-ictal state.
  • Seizure prediction - Scholarpedia 9 January 2010 14:38 UTC www.scholarpedia.org [Source type: Academic]

Xylem sap consists primarily of water, with hormones, mineral elements and other nutrients dissolved in it. Transport of sap in xylem is generally "acropetal", or upward from the roots toward the leaves. .Over the past century, there has been some controversy regarding the mechanism of xylem sap transport; today, most plant scientists agree that the bulk of the evidence supports the cohesion-tension theory.^ "However, there are some general theories.

^ Deb Dalziel is a scientific researcher, and like most scientists, she tends to be pretty skeptical of theories that have not been proven conclusively.
  • Can Dogs Be Trained To Detect Epileptic Seizures 9 January 2010 14:38 UTC www.workingdogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At present there is little evidence from randomised controlled trials to support the use of any of the anticonvulsants currently used in the neonatal period.
  • Anticonvulsants for neonates with seizures 9 January 2010 14:38 UTC www.nichd.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

Phloem sap consists primarily of water, with sugars, hormones, and mineral elements dissolved in it. Phloem sap transport occurs from sources (locations where carbohydrates are produced or stored) toward sinks (locations where carbohydrates are utilized). The pressure flow hypothesis proposes a mechanism for phloem sap transport.
Maple syrup is made from reduced sugar maple xylem sap. .In some countries (e.g., Russia, Latvia, Estonia or Finland) it is common to collect the early spring sap of birch trees (so called "birch juice") for human consumption; the sap can be used fresh or fermented and contains xylitol.^ Potassium bromide (KBr) is gaining new recognition for use in refractory (difficult to control) canine epilepsy, though used to treat human epileptics as early as 1857.
  • Canine Epilepsy 9 January 2010 14:38 UTC www.k9web.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Lennox-Gastaut syndrome is characterized by the early onset of a common seizure type called minor motor seizures.
  • Seizures/Seizure Disorders - Types - neurologychannel 9 January 2010 14:38 UTC www.neurologychannel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lennox- Gastaut Syndrome Lennox-Gastaut syndrome is characterized by the early onset of a common seizure type called minor motor seizures.

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  • Angeles, G., B.J. Bond, J.S. Boyer, T.J. Brodribb, J.R. Brooks, M.J. Burns, J.M. Cavender-Bares, M.J. Clearwater, H. Cochard, J.P. Comstock, S.D. Davis, J.-C. Domec, L.A. Donovan, F.W. Ewers, B.L. Gartner, U.G. Hacke, T.M. Hinckley, N.M. Holbrook, H.G. Jones, K.L. Kavanagh

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