Dictionary > Clouding of consciousness

Clouding of consciousness

Clouding of consciousness
a state in which the patients mental state is clouded and thus not fully in contact with the environment.

Headline text

CLOUDING OF CONSCIOUNESS-
Italic textLesser stages of impairment of consciouness,on a continuum from alertness and awareness to coma(Lishman,1997).The patient may be-
1.Drowsy
2.Agitated
3.Memory disturbed(mostly short term)
4.Disorientation
5.Impaired intellectual functions like-attention
concentration
comprehension
judgement
recognition
etc.


You will also like...

Human Neurology
Human Neurology

Human Neurology deals essentially with the nervous system of humans. It also features the various theories put forward b..

Population Regulation in an Ecosystem
Population Regulation in an Ecosystem

With regard to the population size of a species and what factors may affect them, two factors have been defined. They ar..

Adaptation Tutorial
Adaptation Tutorial

Adaptation, in biology and ecology, refers to the process or trait through which organisms or the populations in a habit..

Muscle
Muscle

Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. Learn about the different types of muscle tissues in this t..

Young plant growing from the soil.
Soils

Nutrients in the soil are essential to the proper growth of a land plant. This tutorial deals with the properties of soi..

Pikas are an indicator species for climate change
Indicator Species and Endangered Species

Certain species are capable of expressing characteristics indicative of the state of the ecosystem they occupy. They are..