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Confusion

The combination or mixture of two things; the process of commingling.

Confusion has been used synonymously with merger, meaning a union of two separate entities that eliminates clear boundaries. Confusion of rights, for example, is a combination of the rights of debtor and creditor in the same individual. Similarly, a confusion of titles exists when two titles to the same property combine in the same person. A confusion of debts is a method of eliminating a debt or canceling it. This may occur, for example, upon the death of a creditor when the debtor is the creditor's heir.

confusion

(Ambiguity), noun agitation, astonishment, brouhaha, complex, complexity, confusion, congestion, convulsion, disarray, discomposure, dislocation, disorganization, distraction, doubt, enigma, ferment, fog, fracas, fuzziness, haze, hodgepodge, imbroglio, intricacy, involution, jumble, labyrinth, maze, melee, mix-up, opacity, panic, patchwork, perplexity, rumpus, scramble, skein, to-do, tumult, turbulence, uncertainty, uproar, vagueness
Associated concepts: confusion of goods, confusion of issues, confusion of rights

confusion

(Commotion), noun chaos, dilemma, disturbance, embroilment, entanglement, havoc, irregularity, medley, muddle, pandemonium, shambles, snarl, tangle, turmoil

confusion

(Consternation), noun befuddlement, confoundment, disconcertion, disorientation, distress, fear, fluster, fright, mortification, mystification, perturbation, quandary, suffusion, trepidation

confusion

(Turmoil), noun anarchy, chaos, clamor, clutter, commotion, complexity, confusio, congestion, difficulty, disarrangement, disarray, discord, disorderliness, disorganization, disquiet, disquietude, distraction, disturbance, entanglement, farrago, ferment, frenzy, havoc, imbroglio, inseparable intermixture, muddle, pandemonium, perturbatio, rampage, shapelessness, tumult, turbulence, unrest, unsettlement, upheaval, uproar
See also: ambiguity, anarchy, commotion, complex, complication, dilemma, disorder, disturbance, doubt, embarrassment, embroilment, enigma, entanglement, havoc, imbroglio, indecision, involution, irregularity, jargon, misrule, opacity, pandemonium, panic, quandary, riot, shambles, snarl, turmoil

confusion

1 in the lawof contract, in Scotland, a party cannot be under an obligation to himself Thus, if a person becomes his own creditor the debt is extinguished.
2 an anglicization of CONFUSIO.

CONFUSION. The concurrence of two qualities in the same subject, which mutually destroy each other. Potli. Ob. P. 3, c. 5 3 Bl. Com. 405; Story Bailm. Sec. 40.

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Entre los problemas mentales mas frecuentes en el adulto mayor se encuentra el sindrome confusional agudo (SCA), con frecuencias de 14 a 56% en pacientes hospitalizados -muchas veces infradiagnosticado-, asociado a mayor morbimortalidad, estancia hospitalaria, institucionalizacion y deterioro funcional (5,6).
Providing pain relief and antiemetics are key in the acute setting, and patients and families should be counseled about the high rate of recurrence of acute confusional migraine.
In cases of confusional arousals (waking with disorientation, inappropriate behavior, or inability to be consoled), Dr.
Respecto a la situacion puramente fisica, en los primeros dias, tras el ingreso, se produjo una exacerbacion del cuadro confusional (de etiologia multifactorial: Dolor miembro inferior derecho, hipercalcemia recidivante .
Table 1 Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (NPSLE) NPSLE associated with the central nervous system Aseptic meningitis Cerebrovascular disease Stroke Transient ischemic attack Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis Cognitive disorders Delirium (acute confusional state) Dementia Mild cognitive disorders Demyelinating syndrome Headaches Tension headaches Migraine headaches Movement disorders (chorea) Psychiatric disorders Psychosis Mood disorders Anxiety disorder Seizure disorders Transverse myelopathy NPSLE associated with the peripheral nervous system Autonomic neuropathy Myasthenia gravis Peripheral neuropathy Sensorineural hearing Loss Sudden onset Progressive Cranial neuropathy
Patients with major neuropsychiatric manifestations of inflammatory origin (optic neuritis, acute confusional state/coma, cranial or peripheral neuropathy, psychosis, and transverse myelitis/myelopathy) may benefit from immunosuppressives.
SAN DIEGO -- When a child or adolescent presents with headache, vomiting, and impaired attention brought on after mild head trauma such as heading a soccer ball, think acute confusional migraine, Dr.
A doctor later diagnosed him as having a disorder called confusional arousal or sleep terror, which could make him act violently.
Consultant neuro-psychiatrist Dr Peter Fenwick confirmed Mackay suffered from confusional arousal, which can result in violent behaviour including strangling.
Delirium (acute confusional state) is a common condition in old age and has a high mortality [1].
Other common adverse reactions (1%<10%) are depression, confusional state, insomnia, balance disorder, coordination abnormal, memory impairment, cognitive disorder, somnolence, tremor, nystagmus, hypoesthesia, dysarthria, disturbance in attention, vision blurred, vertigo, tinnitus, vomiting, constipation, flatulence, dyspepsia, dry mouth, pruritus, rash, muscle spasms, gait disturbance, asthenia, fatigue, irritability, injection site pain or discomfort (specific to solution for infusion), irritation (specific to solution for infusion), fall, and skin laceration.