obtunded


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obtunded, obtundent, obtundity

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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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Affected birds usually have the septicemic form with clinical signs of being obtunded, lethargy, diarrhea, and emaciation.
Hogan et al (14) examined 366 obtunded trauma patients.
However, upon further scrutiny of this group, it became clear that a reassuring negative scan was vital in many of them, particularly those who were sedated or obtunded and those with major distracting injuries.
Consent laws that restrict psychiatrists from medicating acutely psychotic or depressed patients unless they consent--but no laws that restrict a cardiologist from immediately treating an unconscious heart attack patient who cannot consent, or an obtunded stroke patient who cannot communicate?
The following morning, the patient's wife found him obtunded (experiencing reduced consciousness) but arousable.
On 2 of the presentations, the bird was hypothermic and obtunded and required fluid replacement therapy as well as supplementation with heat and oxygen before coelomocentesis could be performed.
With a warming blanket, our patient promptly returned to normal temperatures, and he was no longer obtunded.
Found in nursing texts until 1983, they were used with whiskey to revive obtunded alcoholics.
Patients who were intubated because they were obtunded, who arrived already intubated, or who were intubated to protect the airway from emesis, and so forth, were not included.
For example, the patient may be in a vegetative or obtunded state due to comorbidity of an incapacitating illness, be sedated, or have altered consciousness due to medication and/or anesthetic [1].
It is by this pathway that the inspiratory centre driven sinus arrhythmia (increased heart rate during inspiration) is obtunded by opioids.
We see patients who look like this all the time, and you don't want to say shock--shock is somebody who's dearly obtunded and needs the ICU and is falling apart--that is not this patient, but she meets criteria and she needs to be treated accordingly," Dr.