level of consciousness


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lev·el of con·scious·ness

(LOC) (lev'ĕl kon'shŭs-nĕs)
The degree of a patient's alertness and awareness of self and environment, varying from wakefulness to coma. Decreases often measured with the Glasgow Coma Scale (q.v.), a tool for standardizing uniformity in assessment by more than one observer as a way of standardizing subjective assessment data.

lev·el of con·scious·ness

(LOC) (lev'ĕl kon'shŭs-nĕs)
The degree of a patient's alertness and awareness of self and environment, varying from wakefulness to coma. Decreases often measured with the Glasgow Coma Scale (q.v.), a tool for standardizing uniformity in assessment by more than one observer as a way of standardizing subjective assessment data.
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Changes in level of consciousness during auditory stimulation by familiar voice in comatose patients.
A study done by Scala et al14 demonstrated better outcome of NIPPV in patients with low level of consciousness. Zhu et al19 also showed in their small study 84.61% success rate of NIPPV in comatose COPD patients.
As she meets high-vibrational beings, interdimensional aliens and an all-encompassing force that guides the universe, Sophie learns that she is part of a collective of human beings who are choosing to awaken to the next level of consciousness, so they can take the power back from the global elite and change the world.
Speakingfromaneurocentre in Germany, Westwood,whohad to learn to walk again after a riding accident as a teenager, said:"TheGCS[GlasgowComa Scale] assesses the level of consciousness from nought to 15, with nought being dead.
His level of consciousness deteriorated and a CT Brain was performed identifying acute on chronic SDH (Figure 1 & 2).
He was admitted to hospital, suffering from recurrent spasmodic convulsions, lung inflammation, low level of consciousness, prompting doctors to put him under artificial respiratory system.
Gould said, if you rewind the tape of the history of life on Earth and play it again, nothing approaching our level of consciousness and intelligence would occur again."
On examination, he had a new onset left hemiplegia, left gaze palsy and decreased level of consciousness. Prior to the acute deterioration, he had shown progressive decline in his cognitive functioning.
I have boundless compassion for these good, misguided overseas Tamil people because even though they don't know it, they are functioning from a very, very low level of consciousness. They are motivated by hatred, perceived misdeeds of the past, murderous revenge - unknowingly or knowingly contributing to human suffering.
First, the new regulations state that in order to provide minimal sedation with nitrous oxide analgesia, the techniques used must carry a margin of safety wide enough to prevent a depressed level of consciousness. 68 Ill Adm Code 1220.505.
Now you know why societies with a higher level of consciousness ensure that a minimum wage is a basic human right and if this was the case here, then that poor Pathan you mentioned would at least get a better feed each day.
Warrior: In this level of consciousness warriors excel based on their own strength and intelligence.