clouding of consciousness


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clouding of consciousness

 
a disturbance of consciousness in which a patient cannot think clearly and has difficulty paying attention to what is happening or what is being said. Clouding of consciousness may occur in organic disease that affects the oxygenation and metabolism of the brain, as well as in psychogenic disorders.

cloud·ing of con·scious·ness

a state in which the patient's mental state is clouded and thus not fully in contact with the environment.

clouding of consciousness

a mental state in which a patient is confused about or is not fully aware of the immediate surroundings. Also called clouded sensorium.

cloud·ing of con·scious·ness

(klowding konshŭs-nĕs)
Psychological state in which the patient's mental state is muddled and thus not fully in contact with the environment.
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An 18-year old male patient who was a synthetic cannabinoid "bonzai" addict was brought to our emergency department by his friends because of clouding of consciousness.