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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.
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.
A condition in which the senses have been dulled by trauma, mistreatment, or psychological stress.