loss of consciousness


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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
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Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that can poison the air and cause nausea, loss of consciousness and eventually death.
By contrast, a grade 3 concussion is marked by any loss of consciousness whether brief (seconds) or prolonged (minutes).
Nearly half had suffered loss of consciousness, which the scientists say could be linked to cognitive or behaviour problems.
People who suffer from methaemoglobinaemia have high blood methaemoglobin concentration with usual symptoms like cyanosis, headache, dizziness, shortness of breath, and loss of consciousness.
This often results in hypoxic situations where due to the lack of oxygen people (often non-natives), experience loss of consciousness and other insidious and irreversible consequences such as comatose state and paralysis.
A faint is a brief loss of consciousness caused by a temporary reduction in the blood flow of the brain.
The purpose of this study was to seek association between mandibular fractures and loss of consciousness (LOC).
Real emergencies include heavy blood loss, loss of consciousness, difficulty breathing, severe injuries, strokes and heart attacks.
They found each frequency gave different information on how different circuits changed with the loss of consciousness, according to Leuthardt.
Until 10 years ago, the medical literature focused only on concussions that involved loss of consciousness.
A hospital spokesman said: "He had suffered serious, life-threatening injuries including loss of consciousness and a fracture of the forehead on the left side and a fracture on the base of the skull.
Altered mental status may manifest as confusion, disorientation, or a loss of consciousness.