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loss

1. Electronics a measure of the power lost in an electrical system expressed as the ratio of or difference between the input power and the output power
2. at a loss at less than the cost of buying, producing, or maintaining (something)

loss

[lȯs]
(communications)
(engineering)
Power that is dissipated in a device or system without doing useful work. Also known as internal loss.

loss

(jargon)
Something (not a person) that loses; a situation in which something is losing. Emphatic forms include "moby loss", and "total loss", "complete loss". Common interjections are "What a loss!" and "What a moby loss!" Note that "moby loss" is OK even though **"moby loser" is not used; applied to an abstract noun, moby is simply a magnifier, whereas when applied to a person it implies substance and has positive connotations.

Compare lossage.
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The study hypothesis was that more the number of fractures less are the chances of loss of consciousness.
Those with loss of consciousness were nearly three times as likely to have PTSD (odds ratio 2.
Most use loss of consciousness as an indicator of severe concussion, but as stated above, amnesia and/or confusion might also suggest severe concussion.
If however, you document that his loss of consciousness lasted for more than one hour, then the case will code to DRG 27: traumatic stupor and coma, age >17, coma >1 hour.
In previous works, Torelli often investigated neurological illness and behavioral disorder, or syndromes that lead to a loss of consciousness and control but through which one might gain access to a different way of perceiving reality.
Mild traumatic brain injury refers to head trauma without loss of consciousness or with a loss of consciousness lasting less than 20 minutes (Gasquoine, 1997; Miller, 1996).
Untreated, severe hypoglycemia (the body's unusually swift lowering of blood sugar) can cause prolonged loss of consciousness, a life-threatening condition.
Whenever a head blow produces an alteration of mental status, including transient confusion or amnesia with or without loss of consciousness, the athlete should be taken out of the activity until examined by a health-care provider familiar with these guidelines.
Following head impact, athletes with any alteration of mental status, including transient confusion or amnesia with or without loss of consciousness, should not return to activity until examined by a health-care provider familiar with these guidelines.
The diagnosis of loss of consciousness was made at or within 7 days of presentation.
Signs of heat stroke include (1) mental confusion, delirium, loss of consciousness, convulsions or coma; (2) a body temperature of 106F or higher; and (3) hot, dry skin that may be red, mottled or bluish.
These range from Bakay and Glashauer's definition of a concussion as "characterized as a brief loss of consciousness followed by prompt recovery without any localizing neurological signs"(2) to Roberts's "a brief and reversible coma occurring at the time of trauma.