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Glossary for Blackouts

Medical terms related to Blackouts or mentioned in this section include:

  • Advanced circadian rhythm disorder: A circadian rhythm sleep disorder where a personís body clock runs faster than normal which results in a shortened sleep period with early awakening.
  • 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.
  • Alcohol abuse: Excessive alcohol as a symptom of other conditions
  • Aortic dissection: A tear in the inner layer of the aorta (major artery in the body) which allows blood to escape into outer layers of the artery.
  • Aortic stenosis: A condition which affects the aortic valve of the heart resulting in stenosis of the valve.
  • Arrhythmia: The occurrence of an irregular heart beat
  • Arrhythmias: The occurrence of irregular heart beats
  • Azotemia, familial: A rare condition where high serum urea level is inherited in a familial pattern. The high level of urea occurs despite normal kidney function.
  • Behavioral symptoms: Symptoms of personal behavior.
  • Cardiac tamponade: Symptoms caused by compression of the heart due to the accumulation of blood or fluid in the space between the heart muscle and the membrane covering the heart.
  • Cognitive impairment: General loss of mental or cognitive ability
  • Congestive heart failure: A condition which is characterized by breathlessness due to oedema and congestion of the lungs
  • Decreased LOC: measurement of a person's arousability and responsiveness to stimuli from the environment
  • Decreased level of consciousness: A persistent coma is called vegetative state.
  • Dehydration: Loss and reduction in body water levels
  • Delirium: Severe mental deterioration
  • Diabetes: Symptoms similar to those of diabetes
  • Dizziness: Feelings of lightheadedness or giddiness.
  • Emotional symptoms: Symptoms affecting the emotions.
  • Epilepsy: Paroxysmal transient disturbances of brain function that may manifest as loss of consciousness, abnormal motor phenomena
  • Fainting: Feeling of lightheadedness and falling over
  • Head injury: Any injury that occurs to the head
  • Heart attack: An acute myocardial infarction
  • Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar levels
  • Idiopathic, hypertrophic, subaortic stenosis: A rare heart disorder where thickening of parts of the heart (wall separating the heart chambers) reduces the size of heart chambers and hinders the flow of blood.
  • Level of consciousness symptoms: Symptoms related to consciousness such as coma or loss of consciousness.
  • Level of consciousness, decreased: A decrease in the state of being conscious
  • Low blood sugar: A decrease in the glucose levels of the blood above normal
  • Marijuana -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Marijuana 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.
  • Marijuana abuse: Illicit depressant/hallucinogenic drug
  • Meningitis: Infection of the membrane around the brain (as a symptom)
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Narcolepsy 1: Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder where characterized by the classic tetrad of excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations and sleep paralysis. Some cases are linked to a genetic anomaly - Type 1 is linked to an anomaly on chromosome 6p21.
  • Narcolepsy 2: Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder where characterized by the classic tetrad of excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations and sleep paralysis. Some cases are linked to a genetic anomaly - Type 2 is linked to an anomaly on chromosome 4q13-q21.
  • Narcolepsy 3: Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder where characterized by the classic tetrad of excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations and sleep paralysis. Some cases are linked to a genetic anomaly - Type 3 is linked to an anomaly on chromosome 21q11.2.
  • Narcolepsy 4: Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder where characterized by the classic tetrad of excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations and sleep paralysis. Some cases are linked to a genetic anomaly - Type 1 is linked to an anomaly on chromosome 22q13.
  • Narcolepsy 5: Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder where characterized by the classic tetrad of excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations and sleep paralysis. Some cases are linked to a genetic anomaly - Type 5 is linked to an anomaly on chromosome 14q11.2.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Numbness of both elbows: Numbness of both elbows refers to the loss or reduction of sensation in the elbows.
  • Psychosis: Inability or opposition to recognize and accept reality and to relate this to others.
  • Reduced alertness: A condition which is characterized by a decreased level of consciousness
  • Seizures: Uncontrolled physical movements
  • Sleep dept: Sleep debt is a term used to describe the cumulative effects of insufficient sleep. It refers to the time difference between the recommended amount of sleep to the amount of sleep actually achieved.
  • Stokes Adams syndrome: Heart condition causing fainting or blackouts
  • Stroke: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Syncope: Loss or interruption of consciousness.
  • Transient ischaemic attack:
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Brain injury from trauma or accident.
  • Unresponsiveness: Poor response to questions or actions
  • Vasovagal syncope: common cause of fainting

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