Medical Dictionary: Fainting
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Fainting: Another name for Syncope.
Fainting (condition): Temporary loss of conciousness or fainting.
Syncope is the
temporary loss of consciousness due to a sudden decline in blood flow to
the brain. It may be caused by an irregular cardiac rate or rhythm or by
changes of blood volume or distribution. Syncope can occur in otherwise
healthy people. The patient feels faint, dizzy, or lightheaded
(presyncope), or loses consciousness (syncope).
More information on medical condition: Syncope:
- Introduction: Syncope
- Basic Summary for Syncope
- Causes of Syncope
- Symptoms of Syncope
- Treatments for Syncope
Fainting (symptom): See Fainting (symptom information).
More information on symptom: Fainting:
1. excerpt from NINDS Syncope Information Page: NINDS
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