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Senile, psychiatric or stuporous patients may present late with evidence of fever or sepsis.
Kirsch goes on to quote the poem "Saturn," in which Olds's drunken stuporous father is imagined eating her little brother:
Following a nocturnal hallucinatory frenzy, he assumes a stuporous repose throughout the next day.
Evaluating sensory response can assess for hemisensory loss; a stuporous or aphasic patient will grimace or pull away from the stimulus.
Although it had been reported widely in the newspapers that the cause was stuporous drunkenness, Clark has significant doubts.
We should also note that Freddie's imagination, if not his sensitivity, is powerfully fuelled by gin; the same is true of the intoxicated, stuporous perspective on nature shown by many subsequent narrators, giving us the comic type of a drunk in Arcadia.
The court noted that the plaintiff's medical expert opined that the patient fluctuated between a stuporous and obtunded level of consciousness and, although there were times that he was alert and could answer "yes" or "no" rationally, there was no time when he could communicate his wants, needs, and feelings.
Grade IV patients are stuporous with moderate to severe hemiparesis, and grade V patients are often in deep coma and appear moribund.
Alcoholism is the most prevalent and perhaps the most vicious of the addictive disorders because it is legal and socially acceptable, and because a person who drinks goes into a stuporous state slowly and perhaps after everyone stops paying attention.