What is Loss of Consciousness?

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Loss of consciousness is a partial or complete loss of the perception of yourself and all that around you.

When the loss of consciousness is temporary and there is a spontaneous recovery, that is to say, “a blackout”, in medical terms it is known as a syncope. Syncope is responsible for almost one in every 30 visits to emergency departments.

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Elisenda Gómez-Angelats

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018

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