obtunded


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obtunded

adjective Mentally clouded or dulled.

obtunded

Neurology adjective Mentally dulled; “out of it”. See Comatose.

obtunded

(ŏb-tŭn′dĕd)
Having diminished arousal and awareness, often as the result of intoxication, metabolic illness, infection, or neurological catastrophe.
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Anorexia, obtunded mentation, and neurologic signs are frequently seen in great horned owls infected with the virus.
Two months later, she again discovered a migrating rash on the trunk, and within days became lethargic and obtunded.
Prospective evaluation of computed tomographic scanning for the spinal clearance of obtunded trauma patients: preliminary results.
Her son found her in an obtunded state the following afternoon and called the EMS.
Critically ill patients are at particular risk due the presence of an endotracheal tube or tracheostomy, a decreased level of consciousness with obtunded airway reflexes, and the inability to report chest discomfort or dyspnoea after tube insertion (5).
On examination, the patient was obtunded, with a stiff neck, leg spasticity, hyperreflexia, Babinski signs, and a skin lesion.
The patient became obtunded and required endotracheal intubation with mechanical ventilation and continuous venovenous hemodialysis for progressive metabolic acidosis.
Three months later, his neurologic status deteriorated rapidly, and he became obtunded.
Following a single treatment, she reported that she stopped falling down, she had a substantial increase in energy, her auditory hallucinations of chirping birds disappeared, her bowel movements normalized, and she experienced a disappearance of the obtunded Alzheimer's-like mental state with an increase in mental clarity and word recall, as well as overall feeling much healthier and happier.
An obtunded, 27-year-old gentleman involved in a motor vehicle accident arrives to the trauma bay.
The following morning, the patient's wife found him obtunded (experiencing reduced consciousness) but arousable.
I fixate on details like the signs and symptoms of rhabdomyolysis and the definition of obtunded.