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a state of unconsciousness



a condition of immobility and mutism; a symptom in some mental illnesses. The patient does not react to his surroundings or to pain, refuses to answer questions or to eat, and remains fixed in one position. Stupor is generally associated with catatonía; less frequently it is associated with depression or other mental disorders.

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22) Most states view the act of becoming stuporous as adequate to constitute some level of mens rea.
Since the verse describes the season of spring, the Southern Wind can cause stupor in travellers only in so far as it excites the passion of love in them, and the wind itself is poetically fancied as stuporous because of its carrying the breaths of snakes entwining sandal trees.
A limitation of this study was the small number of patients within the stuporous and comatose categories.
On examination, she was stuporous with stable vital signs.
Level of Consciousness Alert (alert, drowsy, etc) Drowsy Stuporous Coma 1b.
In stuporous or aphasic patients, painful stimulus can be used and grimace can indicate intact sensation.
Three days later, he became stuporous and was admitted to the hospital.
May also represent a patient who is nearly recovered from hemorrhage and is alert but has residual neurological deficits such as hemiparesis or dysphasia Grade 4 Moderate to severe bleeding -- patient is stuporous, moderate to severe hemiparesis, early decerebrate rigidity Grade 5 Severe bleeding -- patient in deep coma, decerebrate rigidity, moribund appearance
He became stuporous, and myoclonic jerks, as well as snout and palmo-mental pathologic reflexes, were observed.