loss of consciousness


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loss of consciousness - the occurrence of a loss of the ability to perceive and respond
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
deliquium, faint, swoon, syncope - a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
References in periodicals archive ?
Mild injury is defined as a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of 13-15, with 15 being completely normal, plus a 0-to 20-minute loss of consciousness (LOC) and amnesia lasting less than 24 hours.
Brief loss of consciousness that causes the casualty to fall to the ground.
In September 2006, after three episodes of transient loss of consciousness, falls and myoclonic jerks of his legs he had been taken to hospital.
Should you experience dizziness, a lightheaded spell, or loss of consciousness, tell your doctor immediately because a pacemaker may be indicated at that time.
Since the onset of the loss of consciousness is very rapid, people usually dont have enough time to call for help, said Petelenz.
The chief complaints were falls and back injuries, breathing problems and loss of consciousness.
It has been scientifically proven in studies published in Germany (German Veterinary Weekly, 1978) that during the seconds between initial cut to the neck and complete loss of consciousness, the animal feels no pain on EEG recordings of the brain.
a period of self-limited cerebral hypoperfusion) presents a number of clinical challenges in that it is only one of many causes of transient loss of consciousness (TLOC) and usually the patient has recovered by the time of medical evaluation.
Fatigue is more insidious than hypoxia, loss of consciousness, dehydration, and even spatial disorientation.
Her loss of consciousness correlated well with the BIS readings around 35-40 and [P.
When you are facing a life threatening situation such as loss of consciousness, breathing trouble, or excessive bleeding, calling 911 may be your best option.