TITLE

Fainting

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Fainting, or Syncope, temporary unconsciousness caused by a decrease in the blood supply to the brain. Fainting is brought on by such conditions as shock, emotional upsets, loss of blood, pain, hunger, or exhaustion. It is commonly preceded by a feeling of lightheadedness and weakness, and by nausea, pallor, and blurring of vision. At this stage, fainting can usually be prevented by sitting down and placing the head between the knees.
ACCESSION #
37309380

 

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