Glossary for Decreased LOC
Medical terms related to Decreased LOC or mentioned in this section include:
- Alcohol use: Use of alcohol (as a symptom)
- Altered mental state: A change in the normal mental state of a person.
- Arrhythmias: The occurrence of irregular heart beats
- Brain cancer: Cancer of the brain.
- Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
- Carotid artery stenosis:
- Cerebral hemorrhage: Bleeding in the brain
- Decreased level of consciousness: A persistent coma is called vegetative state.
- Dehydration: Loss and reduction in body water levels
- Diabetic ketoacidosis: A metabolic acidosis that results from the accumulation of ketones when diabetes mellitus is poorly controlled
- Eclampsia: serious complication of pregnancy and is characterised by high blood pressure and convulsions
- 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
- Head injury: Any injury that occurs to the head
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Heart attack: An acute myocardial infarction
- Hepatic encephalopathy: Caused by marked liver disease that results in disturbances of consciousness
- Heroin overdose: Heroin is an illegal and highly addictive recreational drug. Excessive doses of the drug can result in various symptoms and even death in severe cases.
- Hydrocephalus: A condition which is characterized by marked dilatation of the cerebral ventricles
- Hypernatremia: Increased blood sodium levels. Can be caused by excessive sodium levels but is more often a result of low water levels in the body.
- Hyperthermia: Hyperthermia is an increase in body temperature in the context of an unchanged thermoregulatory point in the brain.
- Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar levels
- Hyponatremia: An electrolyte disturbance involving low sodium levels in the blood. Symptoms are determined by the degree of imbalance. Very low sodium levels can cause water intoxication which can be very dangerous.
- Hypothermia: Low body temperature
- Hypovolemia: a state of decreased blood volume; more specifically, decrease in volume of blood plasma
- Hypoxia: This is where there is a reduction of oxygen supply to parts of the body below what is required for adequate perfusion
- Hysteria: hysteria describes a state of mind, one of unmanageable fear or emotional excesses
- Internal bleeding: The loss of blood internally from the circulation
- Intracranial hemorrhage: Intracranial hemorrhage is a condition in which there is bleeding within the cranium of the skull.
- Level of consciousness symptoms: Symptoms related to consciousness such as coma or loss of consciousness.
- 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
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Neurological deterioration: decreased mental acuity
- Numbness of both elbows: Numbness of both elbows refers to the loss or reduction of sensation in the elbows.
- Poisoning: The condition produced by poison
- Porphyria: A group of disorders characterized by excess production of porphyrin or its precursors which affects the skin and/or nervous system.
- Pulmonary embolism: The occurrence of an embolism which blocks blood vessels in the lungs
- Reye's syndrome: is a potentially fatal disease that causes numerous detrimental effects to many organs, especially the brain and liver
- Sepsis: The presence of microorganisms in the blood circulation
- Shock: Physical and mental reaction to reduced circulation
- Snake bite: When a person is bitten by a snake
- Spider Bites: A puncture wound caused by a spider that may involve the release of noxious substances or bacteria.
- 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
- Syncope: Loss or interruption of consciousness.
- Transient delirium: linked to confusion and altered mental status
- Traumatic Brain Injury: Brain injury from trauma or accident.
- Typhoid fever: Fever from bacterial food poisoning.
- Uremia: Build up of toxins usually excreted by the kidneys, associated with real failure in a woman who is pregnant.
- Vasovagal attack: Cranial nerve disorder with various effects.
- Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome: The malignant form of cerebrospinal meningitis
- Wernicke's encephalopathy: Brain condition with various effects
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