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confusion

The running together of the traces from different radio sources in the output of a radio telescope. Confusion becomes important at the value of flux density when there is, on average, more than about one source in the beam at once. The radio telescope becomes confusion limited when this flux density is appreciably higher than its sensitivity. Further increase in sensitivity will not then result in fainter sources being detected.

Confusion

Babel
where God confounded speech of mankind. [O.T.: Genesis 11:7–9]
bedlam
from Hospital of St. Mary of Bethlehem, former English insane asylum. [Br. Folklore: Jobes, 193]
Cia
amnesia victim whose identity becomes doubtful when the same identity is claimed by an insane woman. [Ital. Drama: Pirandello As You Desire Me in Sobel, 35]
Comedy of Errors, The
two pairs of identical twins wreak social havoc in Ephesus. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare The Comedy of Errors]
Corybantes
half-divine priests of Cybele; celebrated noisy festivals in her honor. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 67]
Jude
“the other Judas, not Iscariot.” [N.T.: John 14:22]
Labyrinth
maze at Knossos where Minotaur lived. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 185]
Pandemonium
Milton’s capital of the devils. [Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
Pantagruelian Law Case
not understanding the defense, judge gives incomprehensible verdict. [Fr. Lit.: Pantagruel]
Serbonian Bog
Egyptian morass, “where armies whole have sunk.” [Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
Star-Splitter, The
“We’ve looked and looked, but after all where are we?” [Am. Lit.: “The Star-Splitter” in Hart, 799]
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persons of age more than 60 years with acute confusional state admitted to medical wards or ICUs.
La variedad de situaciones que causan estos estados confusionales es tanta que ha sido dificil establecer una sola via fisiopatologica comun (4).
A further acutely occurring alteration of mental status is the acute confusional state, which overlaps with delirium and has to date no condensed distinctive features from it.
Delirium is an acute and fluctuating confusional state which can occur when someone is ill or injured; it is regarded as acute brain failure, where a person's brain no longer functions as it usually would.
In these 59 patients, the most frequent neuropsychiatric manifestations were a headache (56%), acute confusional state (46%), seizure disorder (29%), and cerebrovascular disease (25%).
Whereas most patients recover well from acute porphyric attacks, neurological complications may develop; these include electrolyte disturbances and seizures, confusional states, autonomic dysfunction and severe quadriparesis.
Seis dias posteriores desarrollo sintomas neurologicos caracterizados por alteracion de la conducta, desviacion de comisura bucal hacia la izquierda ademas de un episodio de sindrome confusional, motivo por el cual ingreso al servicio de Otorrinolaringologia.
They discuss typical sleep across development and healthy sleep habits, common pediatric problems, and key concepts for behavioral sleep medicine; clinical assessment of sleep and working with families to increase treatment success; and the problems of sleep-onset associations and night wakings, bedtime stalling, nighttime fears, anxiety, recurrent nightmares, insomnia, delayed sleep-wake phase, confusional arousals, sleep terrors, sleepwalking, nocturnal enuresis, and nonadherence to positive airway pressure therapy.
It is defined as an acute confusional state, with variations during the day, characterized by a disturbance of consciousness, orientation, memory, thinking, attention and behavior.
Sleep-stealer: Muddled brain Cause: Confusional arousal This is when something wakes us from deep sleep and we can't remember where we are.
Polysomnography indicated no significant sleep-disordered breathing or limb movements but did reveal episodes during non-REM sleep consistent with confusional arousal.
Quinze tinham enxaqueca abdominal, 12 com vertigem paroxistica benigna, cinco com enxaqueca confusional, tres com aura sem enxaqueca, dois com torcicolo paroxistico e um com vomito ciclico.