unconsciousness

(redirected from loss of consciousness)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
References in periodicals archive ?
Conclusions: Lower-extremity hypertonicity, lower-extremity injury, and duration of loss of consciousness after injury provide a good (but incomplete) model to predict recovery of mobility for children and adolescents admitted to hospital with TBI.
If however, you document that his loss of consciousness lasted for more than one hour, then the case will code to DRG 27: traumatic stupor and coma, age >17, coma >1 hour.
In previous works, Torelli often investigated neurological illness and behavioral disorder, or syndromes that lead to a loss of consciousness and control but through which one might gain access to a different way of perceiving reality.
Left untreated, heat exhaustion can develop into heat stroke, with such symptoms as faintness, dizziness, nausea, loss of consciousness, rapid pulse, and temperature elevation to 104 [degrees] F or above.
Mild traumatic brain injury refers to head trauma without loss of consciousness or with a loss of consciousness lasting less than 20 minutes (Gasquoine, 1997; Miller, 1996).
Signs of heat stroke include (1) mental confusion, delirium, loss of consciousness, convulsions or coma; (2) a body temperature of 106F or higher; and (3) hot, dry skin that may be red, mottled or bluish.
a loss of consciousness greater than 30 minutes has occurred;
Symptoms of severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) include flushing; swelling of the throat, tongue, hands, and feet; wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and hoarseness; headache; nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps; sense of impending doom; and loss of consciousness.
The law and Cal/OSHA requires that employers record all injuries and illnesses on the job that result in death, days away from work, restricted work, medical treatment beyond first aid, or loss of consciousness.
The report said: "This doesn't normally cause sudden death but it can produce a loss of consciousness and depending on the state of health of the person and the context (place and way in which the trauma occurs, time it takes to be medically assisted, position people are found in etc) can cause death in a more or less defined period of time.
Nearly half have suffered a loss of consciousness, which could be linked to cognitive or behaviour problems.
However you should still call 999 or visit an Emergency Department (A&E) for emergencies such as loss of consciousness, severe chest pain, serious accidents or serious loss of blood.