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confusion

 [kon-fu´zhun]
disturbed orientation in regard to time, place, or person, sometimes accompanied by disordered consciousness.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

con·fu·sion

(kon-fyū'zhŭn),
A mental state in which reactions to environmental stimuli are inappropriate because the person is bewildered, perplexed, or unable to orientate herself or himself.
[L. confusio, a confounding]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

confusion

(kən-fyo͞o′zhən)
n.
Psychology A mental state involving impaired orientation with respect to time, place, or person.

con·fu′sion·al adj.
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confusion

Neurology Disorientation with respect to time, space–place, or person, which may be accompanied by disordered consciousness. See Nocturnal confusion.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

con·fu·sion

(kŏn-fyū'zhŭn)
A mental state in which reactions to environmental stimuli are inappropriate because the subject is bewildered, perplexed, or disoriented.
[L. confusio, a confounding]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

confusion

A state of DISORIENTATION from disturbance of memory, loss of contact with reality, HALLUCINATION or DEMENTIA. Confusion is often temporary and the result of brain disorder from toxic influences, EPILEPSY or head injury.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

con·fu·sion

(kŏn-fyū'zhŭn)
A mental state in which reactions to environmental stimuli are inappropriate.
[L. confusio, a confounding]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about confusion

Q. I am confused. I am overweight and my age is 39. When I checked with my weight/age chart I have found myself in the normal range. But I feel bulky and my doctor says I am overweight. I don’t understand why according to the chart I am not obese but when the doctor takes my weight and finds me as an obese. I am confused.

A. Obesity is based on the persons Basal Metabolic Rate i.e. BMI calculation. This is calculated by using the data such as your present height and weight. A simple weight/age chart is not wrong but it’s not a complete calculation to indicate a person obese. BMI is important to be known as it gives an indication that the overweight may have future chances of heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.

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Q. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet? My friend is following Fixed-menu diet which I didn’t hear before. He told that he is in diet but he is taking some of the food which he likes. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet?

A. Of course, your friend may be under diet control. I will tell you what fixed menu diet means? A fixed-menu diet provides a list of all the foods you will eat. The merits of this kind of diet are that it can be easy to follow because the foods are selected for you. However the demerit of this type of diet is that you get only few varieties of food which will make the diet boring and it will be hard to follow. If you start with a fixed-menu diet, it is easy to follow.

Q. Many diagnosis confusing me! So many people say so many diagnosis for bipolar. I am confused. I want to know what is the proper diagnosis for bipolar1?

A. bipolar/depression are both mental illnesses chemical impalance in the brain--every person is biochemically unique possessing or lacking some enzymes systems which differ subtly from those of others,these systema are inherited(genetic).the only diagnosis that they give so that you can understand is;depression,a swing between two states,episodes of overactivity,elation,or irritabillity,increased appetite for food,sex,alcohol,outbust of inappropiate anger,laugther,delusions,attacks can last for montha or days.I have about 7pdrs an none of them can give you an answer that the every day person can understand.---mrfoot56

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This section formalizes confusions in a PN system to a class of marked subnets with respect to special conflicting and concurrent characteristics.
Confusions are tackled as the marked subnets in a PN system, which are distinguished into CICs and CDCs.
Condition (3) in Definition 9 implies the behavior characteristics of confusions. For a structural conflict K in a confusion, there exists at least a transition t not belonging to T(K) in the confusion.
However, confusions may lead to the incomplete and nondeterministic conflicting behavior.
This section deals with the detection problem of confusions in WF-systems.
In a WF-system, the captured confusion subnets cannot perfectly describe the phenomenon of confusions since they are not related to markings.
Two WF-systems (N, [M.sub.in]) and (N', [M'.sub.in]) are used to illustrate the proposed detection policy of confusions, which are shown in Figures 6(a) and 6(b), respectively.
The algorithms developed in Section 4 show a policy to detect confusions in a WF-system.
A sound and well-structured WF-net (N, [M.sub.in]) with cycles may contain confusions.
Hence, a sound and well-structured WF-net (N, [M.sub.in]) with cycles may contain confusions.
ALGORITHM 2: Detection of confusions by the ILP in WF-system (N, [M.sub.in]).
According to Property 3, confusions can affect the property "well-structured" of an acyclic sound WF-system.