Consciousness – decreased

Alternative Names

Stuporous; Mental status – decreased; Loss of alertness; Decreased consciousness; Alertness – decreased; Changes in consciousness; Obtundation; Coma; Unresponsiveness

Definition of Consciousness – decreased

Decreased consciousness is reduced alertness or awareness.

Review

Jacob L. Heller, MD, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, Clinic. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 4/21/2009

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