situational syncope


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Related to situational syncope: vasovagal syncope

situational syncope

Syncope that occurs only in certain distinct clinical circumstances, e.g., after urinating, coughing, or having a bowel movement). It is sometimes associated with inadequate return of blood to the right side of the heart, Valsalva maneuver, or increased parasympathetic tone.
See also: syncope
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