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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

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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In persons with diabetes mellitus (n= 37), we found hypoglycaemia in 11 persons (29.7%) followed by nonhaemorrhagic stroke in 7 persons (18.9%) as the cause of acute confusional state.
Delirium is an acute and fluctuating confusional state which is common in older adults admitted to hospital.
Among the univariate logistic regression analyses of the 11 neuropsychiatric manifestations seen in the study, acute confusional state ( P < 0.001), cerebrovascular disease ( P = 0.003), and seizure disorder ( P = 0.006) were more likely to be present in the MRI abnormal group, with a headache more likely in the MRI normal group ( P = 0.026).
A foggy, disoriented state, also called confusional arousal, that occurs when the body beats the brain out of bed.
A diagnosis of acute confusional state secondary to malignant hypertension and severe hyperglycemia was made and the patient was started on intravenous (IV) fluids in the form of 0.9% saline, insulin and labetalol infusion.
"Toxic and metabolic encephalopathies may range in severity from the acute confusional state to frank coma," McCoyd added.
falciparum is not uncommon and it encompasses cerebral malaria, myelitis and post malarial neurological syndrome characterized by an acute confusional state, acute psychosis, inappropriate speech, visual hallucination, convulsion, tremor, and hypotonia.
Staring spells and confusional states are manifestations of either an Absence or Complex Partial seizure.
There are possible adverse reactions, including nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps, conjunctival suffusion, nasal congestion, headache, rash, pruritus, dyspnea, tonic toxic confusional states, cardiac arrhythmias, systemic hypotension, and gastrointestinal side effects.
Figure 1(b) represents a confusional area between [c.sub.i] and [c.sub.j], and this area becomes meaningless when there are few common features and when there is also low correlation between [c.sub.i] and [c.sub.j].
These symptoms, called migraine equivalents, include benign paroxysmal torticollis (episodes of uncontrollable neck twisting) of infancy, benign paroxysmal vertigo of infancy, abdominal pain, cyclic vomiting, aura without migraine, and confusional migraine.