Medical Dictionary: Fainting


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Fainting: Another name for Syncope.
Fainting (condition): Temporary loss of conciousness or fainting.

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). 1

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Fainting (symptom): Feeling of lightheadedness and falling over
Fainting (symptom): See Fainting (symptom information).

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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Syncope Information Page: NINDS

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