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obtund

[äb′tənd]
(medicine)
To make dull or reduce, as to obtund sensibility.
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In the obtunded or un-evaluable patient, high-quality CT imaging is recommended as the initial imaging modality of choice.
She was now cognitively obtunded with blood pressures measuring in the 80s over 40s and a heart rate in the 90s.
The next day, she became obtunded with spastic limb movements and upper-body muscle tension.
After sedating her enough to manage her pain, she was nearly obtunded for 8 hours.
Animals will display nonspecific clinical signs such as anorexia, being obtunded (severe depression or unresponsiveness), and weight loss.
In the echo of the last line, the narrator's claim to lack "human fears" reads neither as a statement of obtunded feeling nor as a rational response to the knowledge that the beloved has been released from the assaults of time.
MRI is obtained in patients whose CT scans show a potentially unstable injury, obtunded patients who cannot localize symptoms, and those with neurologic symptoms.
His mental status improved dramatically and the CSF otorrhea resolved, but he subsequently became increasingly obtunded and somnolent over the next 2 days.
Useful for obtunded patients, following ingestion of tablets, plant seeds, salicylates, etc.
The court noted that the plaintiff's medical expert opined that the patient fluctuated between a stuporous and obtunded level of consciousness and, although there were times that he was alert and could answer "yes" or "no" rationally, there was no time when he could communicate his wants, needs, and feelings.
One-third presented with focal neurologic deficits, one-third had neck pain, 21% had mental status changes, and 18% were obtunded.