altered level of consciousness


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altered level of consciousness

Abbreviation: ALOC
A circumlocution for impaired consciousness (confusion, drowsiness, lethargy, stupor, or coma).
See also: consciousness
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Logistic regression analysis of risk of death, new diabetes and altered level of consciousness at presentation in various groups of hyperglycaemic crisis Group Death New diabetes RR (95% CI) p-value * RR (95% CI) p-value * HDKA 3.
The major clinical characteristics described in Bangladesh were generally similar to the characteristics described during the Nipah virus outbreaks in Malaysia and Singapore, with most persons having fever, headache, and an altered level of consciousness (2).
It involves disturbed neurologic function as evidenced by difficulty in initiating and maintaining breathing, an altered level of consciousness, depressed tone and reflexes, and often seizures.
Children were not included if they had a history of cardiac disease or chronic respiratory disease (other than asthma), had an altered level of consciousness, or were in respiratory failure.
He had an altered level of consciousness,'' said Los Angeles County fire Capt.
In such cases, symptoms can range from stiffness of the neck to severe headache to an altered level of consciousness, Dr.