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Glossary for Acute disorientation

Medical terms related to Acute disorientation or mentioned in this section include:

  • Acute CNS degeneration: Sudden loss of function of the brain cells.
  • Acute deterioration of mental state: Sudden impairment of mental acuity.
  • Acute disorientation in children: Acute disorientation refers to the loss of bearings or mental confusion in children.
  • Alcohol use: Use of alcohol (as a symptom)
  • Aneurysm: Swelling or ballooning of part of an artery
  • Anoxia: A condition marked by a lack of oxygen.
  • Barbiturate abuse: Abuse of barbiturate medications
  • Benzodiazepine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Benzodiazepine during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Brain abscess: abscess in the brain may involve any of the lobes of the brain
  • Brain cancer: Cancer of the brain.
  • Brain tumour: various extrinsic and intrinsic factors add up to to cause tumour in the brain
  • Cognitive impairment: General loss of mental or cognitive ability
  • Concentration difficulty: Reduced concentration ability or lack of concentration
  • Constant deterioration of mental acuity: Constant deterioration of mental acuity is a condition in which there is a decline of a person's mental functions that is steady and continual.
  • Decreased mental acuity: A decrease in ones perception of what is happening around them
  • Disorientation: Disorientation is an abnormal mental state in which a person is unaware of or confused to person, place, or date/time.
  • Encephalitis: Infection of the brain (as a symptom)
  • Epilepsy: Paroxysmal transient disturbances of brain function that may manifest as loss of consciousness, abnormal motor phenomena
  • Extradural hematoma: Bleeding in the skull outside the brain
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome: A condition which occurs in a new born fetus and is caused by the mother consuming excess alcohol during her pregnancy
  • Head injury: Any injury that occurs to the head
  • Hydrocephalus: A condition which is characterized by marked dilatation of the cerebral ventricles
  • Hypoxia: This is where there is a reduction of oxygen supply to parts of the body below what is required for adequate perfusion
  • Inability to think coherently: inability to think logically
  • Inability to think quickly: decreased mental acuity
  • Korsakoff's psychosis: A form of amnesia involving the loss of short-term memory and inability to learn new skills. The patient may also be disorientated and delirious. The condition is often observed in chronic alcoholics.
  • Lead encephalopathy:
  • Meningitis: Infection of the membrane around the brain (as a symptom)
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Stroke: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage: subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding in the area between the brain and the thin tissues that cover the brain. This area is called the subarachnoid space
  • Subdural hematoma: A condition which is characterized by a blood clot beneath the dura mater
  • Wernicke's encephalopathy: Brain condition with various effects

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Acute disorientation:

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