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disorientation

[dis‚ȯr·ē·ən′tā·shən]
(medicine)
Mental confusion as to one's normal relationship to his or her environment, especially time, place, and people; associated with organic brain disorders.
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Other options are a Vertigon, a medical device (not the pill) intended to cure vertigo, and these days, a Virtual Reality Spatial Disorientation Demonstrator.
Multi-stakeholder transformative SLCE design can promote disorientation through authentic dialogue and critical reflection among all participants to generate transformative change in individuals, communities, and systems.
Spatial disorientation occurs when a pilot fails to correctly sense the position, motion or attitude of himself or his/her aircraft relative to the ground and the horizon.
Afterwards, the ultrasonic velocity starts to progressively increase as a result of the chain disorientation after the cessation of shear.
Jack Persekian, artistic director of the Sharjah Biennial, director of the Sharjah Art Foundation and curator of Disorientation II, explained his choice of theme.
"Disorientation" -- rather than panic, depression or collapse -- is a good word to describe what is going on in Dubai.
Hour-long interviews with 52 people suffering from vision loss and dementia, family carers and care professionals found that the joint experience of both conditions led to disorientation and a sense of isolation, with many participants finding it difficult to recall the time and their surroundings, and unable to locate themselves using visual cues.
The chemical reacts with moisture on the skin and in the eyes, causing streaming eyes, restricted breathing, dizziness and disorientation.
If silt disturbance then produces disorientation, at least the diver can follow his safety line and exit the wreck.
Thirty-eight Pycnogenol-treated and 30 control patients were rated on the most common complaints of jetlag, including dehydration, headaches, fatigue, disorientation, nausea and highly irregular sleep patterns.
Spatial disorientation and SA are intimately intertwined and often are causal factors in mishaps resulting in controlled flight into terrain (CFIT).
At the beginning of our institute, we allowed ourselves to experience the disorientation of not knowing.