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Contents for Syncope
  1. Introduction: Syncope
  2. Causes (2084 conditions)
  3. Causes of Types
  4. Drug causes (64 listings)
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Passing out: Passing out is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom:

Causes of Syncope (Passing out): See detailed list of causes below.

Syncope (medical symptom): Loss or interruption of consciousness.

Introduction: Passing out

Syncope (medical symptom): Syncope means loss of consciousness such as fainting. The term "dizziness" is often used for milder feelings of lightheadedness that often precede a fainting episode. The vague word "dizziness" needs to be distinguished from symptoms such as balance difficulty, vertigo, fainting, or general weakness. True dizziness is a lightheadedness or a sensation that you are about to faint. Any faintness or dizziness symptom needs prompt professional medical advice.

Article Excerpts for Passing out:

Syncope (medical symptom): Syncope is the temporary loss of consciousness due to a sudden decline in blood flow to the brain. It may be caused by an irregular cardiac rate or rhythm or by changes of blood volume or distribution. Syncope can occur in otherwise healthy people. The patient feels faint, dizzy, or lightheaded (presyncope), or loses consciousness (syncope). (Source: excerpt from NINDS Syncope Information Page: NINDS)

Causes of Syncope (Passing out)

The list of medical condition causes of Syncope (Passing out) includes:

All 2084 causes of Syncope

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Related Symptoms for Passing out

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More Symptom Information for Passing out

For a medical symptom description of 'Passing out', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Syncope (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Passing out' may be possible.

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