mental confusion

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Noun1.mental confusion - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behaviormental confusion - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions"
cognitive state, state of mind - the state of a person's cognitive processes
disorientation - confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction; "his disorientation was the result of inattention"
distraction - mental turmoil; "he drives me to distraction"
daze, haze, fog - confusion characterized by lack of clarity
half-cock - confusion resulting from lack of preparation
jamais vu - the experience of being unfamiliar with a person or situation that is actually very familiar; associated with certain types of epilepsy
bafflement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderment, mystification, obfuscation, puzzlement - confusion resulting from failure to understand
perplexity - trouble or confusion resulting from complexity
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But there being no boiler at the Black Lion, and the rioters having so beaten and battered his own that it was quite unfit for further service, he wandered out again, in a perfect bog of uncertainty and mental confusion, and in that state took the strangest means of resolving his doubts: such as feeling the sleeve of his son's greatcoat as deeming it possible that his arm might be there; looking at his own arms and those of everybody else, as if to assure himself that two and not one was the usual allowance; sitting by the hour together in a brown study, as if he were endeavouring to recall Joe's image in his younger days, and to remember whether he really had in those times one arm or a pair; and employing himself in many other speculations of the same kind.
It required some judgment to do it without butting the inner hall- door open, and in the consequent mental confusion and physical darkness slipping down the kitchen stairs.
In the next 4 days, the patient had myalgias, malaise, and mental confusion.
People with severe infections may have high fever, mental confusion, tremors and sometimes convulsions in infants.
Using their repulsive ingenuity, physicians have also bolstered torture's arsenal with a wider variety of psychoactive agents that induce nervous breakdowns and mental confusion.
The inhabitants of this ambiguous realm - conditioned by cultural isolation, social enclosure, and economic hardship - live out their unhappy and unfulfilled lives in a state of continual mental confusion, which often results in abusive and violent behavior.
It is characterized by mental confusion, irritability, weakness, lack of energy, forgetfulness, debilitating diarrhea, insomnia, and anemia.
Which leaves daughter Carole about as popular as Ted Heath with right-wingers after revealing Thatcher's mental confusion.
Using magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy--highly specialized scans that measure chemical levels inside the brain--they found evidence of brain damage that causes a variety of symptoms, including joint pain, fatigue, dizziness, and mental confusion.
Adverse reactions may include dryness of the mouth, urinary hesitancy and retention; blurred vision; tachycardia; palpitations; mydriasis; cycloplegia; increased ocular tension; loss of taste; headache; nervousness; drowsiness; weakness; dizziness; insomnia; nausea; vomiting; impotence; suppression of lactation; constipation; bloated feeling; allergic reactions or drug idiosyncrasies; urticaria and other dermal manifestations; ataxia; speech disturbance; some degree of mental confusion and/or excitement (especially in elderly persons); and decreased sweating.
Preparation is essential to prevent heat illness which can include headaches, fatigue, excessive sweating and muscle cramps in the early stages, and can rapidly progress to mental confusion, vomiting, fainting, seizures and death.
But precisely how the protein is linked to the disease and its symptoms of progressive memory loss and mental confusion is still a mystery.