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 (sto͞o′pər, styo͞o′-)
A state of reduced sensibility or consciousness: staggered around in a drunken stupor.

[Middle English, from Latin, from stupēre, to be stunned.]

stu′por·ous adj.
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Adj.1.stuporous - stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
lethargic - deficient in alertness or activity; "bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights"
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1. Lacking responsiveness or alertness:
2. Lacking mental and physical alertness and activity:
Slang: dopey.
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On examination, patient was stuporous, no eye opening, extension to painful stimuli.
(1,2) Both stuporous and hyperexcitable catatonia have been described.
The most prominent clinical manifestation is sleep disturbance, which includes insomnia, laryngeal stridor, sleep breath disturbance, oneiric or stuporous episodes with hallucinations and confusion, and sleep-related involuntary movements (such as hypnic jerks, restless sleep with frequent changes in body position, and twitchy nonpurposeful movement of limbs).
And this afternoon I'd lost time, might've been a half-hour, forty minutes or more, in my stuporous sleep in a car I had not realized was Mr.
He was stuporous with occasional spontaneous eye opening.
Summarizing his life's work, his son, Leiv Gjessing, explained that these biological abnormalities did not occur simultaneously with the stuporous or excited phases; rather, they were abnormalities that could be corrected with thyroid supplementation [10].
Exclusion criteria: a) organic or drug induced secondary major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder; b) having somatic or organic mental disorders; c) having serious suicidal ideation or stuporous state; d) a history of other severe mental disorders: schizophrenia, mental retardation; e) dependence or abuse of alcohol or other substances.
Thought, which is as pervasively affected by depression as mood, is morbid, confused, and stuporous. It is also vacillating, ruminative, indecisive, and self-castigating.
Postoperatively, he remained intubated for stuporous mental state.
On initial physical examination, she was stuporous and had low blood pressure 70/50 mm Hg and a tachycardia of 100 ppm; she was marbled and had markedly pale conjunctiva and epigastric tenderness, without active rectal bleeding.
On admission, the patient was stuporous with a Glasgow Coma Score of 12 (E3M5V4).
(v) Mental status: being alert, zero points; being disoriented, one point; being stuporous, two points; and being comatose, four points [11]