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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Participants were asked to report how often blows to the head or neck caused them to feel dizzy, nauseated or disoriented, or to experience headaches, loss of consciousness or vision disturbances--all markers of concussion.
Side effects observed in about 3% of the brexanolone patients included dizziness, dry mouth, fatigue, headache, infusion site pain, somnolence, and loss of consciousness. The FDA's concern about loss of consciousness led the agency to recommend a REMS protocol before a hearing of its Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory panels late last year.
(7) Up to now, similar cases have not been reported because toxicologists and infectious specialists have managed to diagnose the source of their patients' loss of consciousness based on references that have been reported in countries with a different epidemiology of addiction from Iran.
Of those reactions, loss of consciousness was the issue of greatest concern to the committee members and informed their discussion of the strict Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy protocol that would be needed to accompany approval of the drug.
In addition to the above mentioned, other features include confusion, convulsions, loss of consciousness, lack of blood, yellow discolouration of eyes, bleeding etc '.
The actress, 54, died "due to accidental drowning following loss of consciousness", police said.
Following the post-mortem analysis on Monday, Dubai police tweeted that the actress 'drowned in the hotel apartment's bathtub due to loss of consciousness'.
In a tweet, the Dubai police said on Monday that her death was "due to drowning in her hotel apartment's bathtub following loss of consciousness."
While you may associate seizures with a loss of consciousness and convulsive jerking of the limbs, these symptoms apply to generalized ("grand-mal") seizures.
According to the medical records, Shah, 62, who was declared 'Prisoner of Conscience' by the Amnesty International for not budging before New Delhi despite years of imprisonment, is suffering from multiple ailments like hypertension, diabetes, mellitus, dyslipidemias, atypical chest pain, BHP, cervical spondylitis, lumbar spondylitis, osteoarthritis in both knees besides being on regular medication for three attacks of sudden loss of consciousness.
Operational definitions of studied symptoms were as follows: syncope was defined as sudden loss of consciousness less than 15 minutes (usually less than five minutes); the transient loss of consciousness was defined by loss of consciousness over 15 minutes or observed/witnessed loss of consciousness; headache was any degree of headache after head injuries; vomiting was after head injuries less than two times; amnesia was a deficit in short term memory [4].
Then he provides 30 representative cases, among them severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, difficulty sleeping, telephone call (baby with fever and diarrhea), child bedtime wetting, and domestic violence.