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Glossary for Altered mental state

Medical terms related to Altered mental state or mentioned in this section include:

  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Alcohol -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Alcohol 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.
  • Anoxia: A condition marked by a lack of oxygen.
  • Bacteremia: A condition where bacteria is present in the blood.
  • Behavioral symptoms: Symptoms of personal behavior.
  • Bladder infection: Infection of the bladder.
  • Brain infection: Inflammation of the parietal layer and the brain tissue.
  • Cognitive impairment: General loss of mental or cognitive ability
  • Convulsions: A series of involuntary contractions of voluntary muscles.
  • Cystitis: Bladder infection or inflammation
  • Delirium: Severe mental deterioration
  • Delusions: Inappropriate or irrational beliefs.
  • Dementia: Mental confusion and impaired thought.
  • Depression: Inappropriate depressed mood.
  • Depressive symptoms: Inappropriate depressed mood.
  • Electrocution: Any injury caused by electricity
  • Emotional symptoms: Symptoms affecting the emotions.
  • Encephalitis: Infection of the brain (as a symptom)
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Heart disease: Any disease that affects that heart but particularly relating to its own blood supply
  • Hepatic encephalopathy: Caused by marked liver disease that results in disturbances of consciousness
  • Hypercalcaemia: Increased concentration of calcium in the blood
  • Hyperthyroidism: The excessive activity of the thyroid gland
  • Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar levels
  • Hypothyroidism: The decreased activity of the thyroid gland
  • Hypoxia: This is where there is a reduction of oxygen supply to parts of the body below what is required for adequate perfusion
  • Intracranial hemorrhage: Intracranial hemorrhage is a condition in which there is bleeding within the cranium of the skull.
  • Meningitis: Infection of the membrane around the brain (as a symptom)
  • Mental health conditions: Medical conditions related to mental health, emotions, behavior, personality, psychology, psychiatry, and so on.
  • Mental problems: Symptoms affecting judgement, thought or intelligence.
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Personality symptoms: Symptoms or changes to the personality.
  • Pneumonia: Lung infection or inflammation (as a symptom)
  • Poisoning: The condition produced by poison
  • Schizophrenia: A psychiatric disorder characterized by hallucinations and delusional beliefs where a person is unable to distinguish between reality and imagination. The condition tends to have a chronic nature and can be severely debilitating if treatment isn't sought.
  • Seizures: Uncontrolled physical movements
  • Shock, Cardiogenic: Shock is a life-threatening condition involving insufficient blood flow to the body tissues. Cardiogenic shock is caused by impaired heart function which means that blood is unable to be pumped effectively around the body.
  • Shock, Distributive: Shock is a life-threatening condition involving insufficient blood flow to the body tissues. Distributive shock occurs when the blood vessels are dilated with affects blood volume and blood pressure within the vessels. Septic, neurogenic and anaphylactic shock are various forms of distributive shock.
  • Shock, Endocrine: Shock is a life-threatening condition involving insufficient blood flow to the body tissues. Endocrine shock is caused by a disturbance in the endocrine (hormone producing) system. Some examples include severe cases of hypothyroidism, thyrotoxicosis and severe adrenal insufficiency.
  • Shock, Hemorrhagic: Shock is a life-threatening condition involving insufficient blood flow to the body tissues. Hemorrhagic shock is caused by excessive bleeding which reduces the blood volume.
  • Shock, Hypovolaemic: Shock is a life-threatening condition involving insufficient blood flow to the body tissues. Hypovolaemic shock is caused by a rapid fluid loss which reduces the blood volume.
  • Shock, Neurogenic: Shock is a life-threatening condition involving insufficient blood flow to the body tissues. Neurogenic shock is caused problems with the nervous system.
  • Shock, Obstructive: Shock is a life-threatening condition involving insufficient blood flow to the body tissues. Obstructive shock is caused by obstruction the blood flow. Causes include cardiac tamponade, pulmonary embolism and narrowing of the aortic artery.
  • Shock, Septic: Shock is a life-threatening condition involving insufficient blood flow to the body tissues. Septic shock is caused by infection which affects large parts of the body. This form of shock results in death in about half of the cases.
  • Shock, Traumatic: Shock is a life-threatening condition involving insufficient blood flow to the body tissues. Traumatic shock is caused by a serious injury or trauma to the body which affects the blood volume through one or more factors such as severe bleeding, heart damage and lung damage.
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Stroke: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Subdural haematoma:

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