Definitions for unconsciousness
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
not conscious; without awareness, sensation, or cognition.
temporarily devoid of consciousness.
not perceived at the level of awareness:
an unconscious impulse.
an unconscious slight.
without mental faculties:
the unconscious stones.
(n.)the unconscious,Psychoanal.the part of the psyche that is rarely accessible to awareness but that has a pronounced influence on behavior.
Origin of unconscious:
a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the state of being unconscious because of illness or injury
The state of lacking consciousness, of being unconscious
ignorance or innocence; the state of being uninformed or unaware
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Loss of the ability to maintain awareness of self and environment combined with markedly reduced responsiveness to environmental stimuli. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp344-5)
Loss Of Consciousness
Unconsciousness is the condition of being not conscious—in a mental state that involves complete or near-complete lack of responsiveness to people and other environmental stimuli. Being in a comatose state or coma is a type of unconsciousness. Fainting due to a drop in blood pressure and a decrease of the oxygen supply to the brain is a temporary loss of consciousness. Loss of consciousness must not be confused with altered states of consciousness, such as delirium, normal sleep, hypnosis, and other altered states in which the person responds to stimuli. Loss of consciousness should not be confused with the notion of the psychoanalytic unconscious or cognitive processes that take place outside of awareness. Loss of consciousness may occur as the result of traumatic brain injury, brain hypoxia, severe poisoning with drugs that depress the activity of the central nervous system, severe fatigue, and other causes. There is a theory that unconsciousness occurs when different regions of the brain inhibit one another.
Translations for unconsciousness
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- inconsciênciaPortuguese (BR)
- nevědomí; bezvědomíCzech
- die BewußtlosigkeitGerman
- inconsciencia, pérdida de conocimientoSpanish
- meelemärkusetus, teadmatusEstonian
- inconscience; perte de connaissanceFrench
- חוֹסֶר הַכָּרָהHebrew
- eszméletlenség; tudattalanságHungarian
- inconsapevolezza; (stato d'incoscienza)Italian
- sąmonės nebuvimasLithuanian
- tdk sengajaMalay
- inconştienţă; pierdere a cunoştinţeiRomanian
- бессознательное состояниеRussian
- podvedomie; bezvedomieSlovak
- medvetslöshet, omedvetandeSwedish
- farkında olmayış, bilinçsizlikTurkish
- 無意識，不省人事Chinese (Trad.)
- بے ہوشي، بے خبريUrdu
- sự vô tìnhVietnamese
- 无意识，失去知觉Chinese (Simp.)
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