obtundation


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obtundation

 [ob-tun-da´shun]
clouding of consciousness. adj., adj obtun´dent.

obtundation

/ob·tun·da·tion/ (ob-tun-da´shun) mental blunting with mild to moderate reduction in alertness and a diminished sensation of pain.

obtundation

[ob′tundā′shən]
Etymology: L, obtundere, to blunt, atus, process
a greatly reduced level of consciousness. The patient is not yet comatose but is close, arousing only with very strong stimulus.

ob·tun·da·tion

(obtŭn-dāshŭn)
A condition in which the senses have been dulled by trauma, mistreatment, or psychological stress.
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The most common symptoms and signs were obtundation (13 [65%]), prolonged unconsciousness (nine [45%]), respiratory depression (nine [45%]), anxiety/nervousness (seven [35%]), nausea/vomiting (six [30%]), confusion (six [30%]), tremors/twitching (four [20%]), tachycardia (three [15%]), and combativeness (three [15%]).
On August 20, he required intubation because of frequently vomiting and obtundation.
He said warning signs included severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, marked change in temperature from fever to hypothermia, haemorrhagic manifestations, change in mental status like irritability, confusion or obtundation and thrombocytopenia.
Which presents with ataxia, slurred speech, generalized seizures & obtundation.
In the majority of reported studies, coma occurred at levels of 2 to 28 mg/dL, while stupor occurred in the range of 8 to 59 mg/dL and obtundation at 9 to 60 mg/dL.
Affected patients have a tableau of symptoms referable to hypoglycemia, mental confusion obtundation.
10,15] Intracranial causes of traumatic central nervous system impairment usually are associated with mental obtundation.
Use sedatives with caution because of alternating periods of delirium and obtundation during nutmeg intmdcation.