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obtund

[äb′tənd]
(medicine)
To make dull or reduce, as to obtund sensibility.
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Clearance of cervical spine injury in the obtunded patient.
Physical examination showed the animal to be obtunded and emaciated (third-stage malnutrition), with moderate bradycardia, hypoventilation, and hypothermia.
Physical examination revealed that the owl was not perching, was mentally obtunded, and was drooping the left wing slightly.
Within an hour following ingestion, the patient became obtunded (Glasgow Coma Score 8), cyanosed, hypotensive (systolic blood pressure 60 mmHg) and had short runs of ventricular tachycardia.
The patient is often obtunded and unable to provide a history or may have no knowledge or memory of exposure to toxic substances.
History was provided by 15 patients on admission to the hospital; 5 patients were obtunded or confused and unable to provide a history.
The anesthetic agents required metabolism for recovery to take place, and this took many hours when the patient was still obtunded and potentially compromised.
The cough reflex is obtunded with occasional instillations of 2 ml of 4% lidocaine into the tube as necessary.
During the course of the disease, the animals became more obtunded and had uncoordinated motor movements, ending, in some instances, with a loss of consciousness and coma (Table 1).
In the intensive care unit (ICU), the patient was obtunded with a systolic pressure of 100 mmHg and a sinus tachycardia of 110 beats /min.
Arthralgias waxed and waned for 3 more days, then the patient became acutely obtunded.
Cerebrospinal fluid, obtained because of his obtunded mental status, was unremarkable.