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obtund

[äb′tənd]
(medicine)
To make dull or reduce, as to obtund sensibility.
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Dexmedetomidine administered intravenously in the dose of 0.6 [micro]g/kg before induction as a premedicant significantly obtunded the rise in IOP following suxamethonium and intubation.
In the event that dentures/rims are not endured after beginning treatment, a topical anesthetic on cloth might be set on the upper arch until the point that the territory is obtunded. The patient is then taught to attempt the dental prosthesis again.
His affected air and taste for dictionary curiosa led to a teenager's case of polysyllabism (the only disease that names itself): vaticine, hemichoria, halachistic, funambulation, obtunded, spalling, constupration, intussusception, apolaustic, dumeticulture, amercing, and tallaging are attached to his essays like limpet mines.
Furthermore, ethambutol is not given in obtunded patients and in children as these are unable to report the possible visual complications inherently associated with TBM per se or ethambutol use.
(10) Additionally, several of the above signs and symptoms are difficult to impossible to elicit in an obtunded or altered patient.
FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with obtunded blunt trauma to the cervical spine, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) follow-up appears not to be beneficial after normal cervical computed tomography (CT) findings, according to a study published online March 14 in JAMA Surgery.
Intentional CO poisoning should be considered in an obtunded or unconscious patient with depression.
Several investigators have studied the role of dynamic imaging in spinal clearance of obtunded trauma patients and their findings revealed that flexion and extension views do not provide any advantage over CT and are not cost effective as a diagnostic modality in cervical spine clearance [24-26].
Caption: Caption: Figure 1: Axial cut (a) and coronal cut (b) of the noncontrast computed tomography (CT) of the head of the patient after becoming obtunded with nonreactive pupils.
On presentation, patient was obtunded, responsive to pain, and poorly receptive to verbal stimuli.
As the day progressed he became more obtunded requiring an intensive care unit (ICU) admission and endotracheal intubation for airway protection.
The patient was found by family and presented to the hospital in an obtunded state, with fevers, and an elevated white count.