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Unconsciousness (Loss of Consciousness) Summary

Description: Loss of the ability to maintain awareness of self and environment combined with markedly reduced responsiveness to environmental stimuli. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp344-5)

Also Known As: Loss of Consciousness; State, Unconscious; Unconscious States; Consciousness, Loss of; Unconscious State

Networked: 957 relevant articles (10 outcomes, 53 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Unconsciousness

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Propofol (Diprivan) : 2 outcomes 23 studies in 207 results : FDA 9 Generic
  2. Fentanyl (Sublimaze) : 2 outcomes in 15 results : FDA 27 Generic
  3. sevoflurane (Ultane) : 1 outcome 4 studies in 60 results : FDA 4 Generic
  4. Carbon Monoxide : 1 outcome 3 studies in 37 results : IBA
  5. Lidocaine (Xylocaine) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 13 results : FDA 168 Generic
  6. Ketamine : 1 outcome 1 study in 21 results : FDA 8 Generic
  7. Midazolam (Versed) : 1 outcome 1 study in 15 results : FDA 31 Generic
  8. Hypnotics and Sedatives (Sedatives) : 1 outcome 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  9. Opioid Analgesics (Opioids) : 1 outcome in 5 results : IBA
  10. Pregnanolone (Allopregnanolone) : 1 outcome in 3 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Unconsciousness

  1. Pain (Aches)
  2. Abdominal Pain (Pain, Abdominal)
  3. Syncope (Fainting)
  4. Headache (Headaches)
  5. Craniocerebral Trauma (Head Injury)
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Key Therapies for Unconsciousness

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  1. Anesthesia : 1 outcome 7 studies in 96 results
  2. Craniotomy : 1 outcome in 8 results
  3. Hypnosis (Mesmerism) : 1 outcome in 7 results
  4. Defibrillators (Defibrillator) : 1 outcome in 3 results
  5. Hyperbaric Oxygenation : 1 outcome in 2 results
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