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disorientation

 [dis-o″re-en-ta´shun]
the loss of proper bearings, or a state of mental confusion as to time, place, or identity.

dis·o·ri·en·ta·tion

(dis-ōr'ē-en-tā'shŭn),
Loss of the sense of familiarity with one's surroundings (time, place, and person); loss of one's bearings.

disorientation

/dis·or·i·en·ta·tion/ (-or″e-en-ta´shun) the loss of proper bearings, or a state of mental confusion as to time, place, or identity.
spatial disorientation  the inability of a pilot or other air crew member to determine spatial attitude in relation to the surface of the earth; it occurs in conditions of restricted vision, and results from vestibular illusions.

disorientation

(dĭs-ôr′ē-ĕn-tā′shən)
n.
1. Loss of one's sense of direction, position, or relationship with one's surroundings.
2. Mental confusion or impaired awareness, especially regarding place, time, or personal identity.

disorientation

[-ā′shən]
Etymology: L, dis + orienter, to proceed from
a state of mental confusion characterized by inadequate or incorrect perceptions of place, time, or identity. Disorientation may occur in organic mental disorders, in drug and alcohol intoxication, and, less commonly, after severe stress.

disorientation

Psychiatry Loss of awareness of the position of one's self in relation to space, time, or other persons; confusion. See Delirium, Dementia.

dis·o·ri·en·ta·tion

(dis-ōr'ē-ĕn-tā'shŭn)
Loss of the sense of familiarity with one's surroundings (time, place, and person); loss of one's bearings.

disorientation

Bewilderment or confusion about the current state of the real world and of the affected person's relationship to it. Awareness of time, place and person are usually lost in that order.

disorientation

the patient appears to suffer a loss of proper bearings, or a state of mental confusion as to time, place or identity.

cetacean disorientation
see pinniped stranding.