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unconsciousness
1. A state lacking normal awareness of oneself or the environment.
2. An abnormal state of the lack of response to sensory stimuli, resulting from injury, illness, shock, or some other bodily disorder.

A brief loss of consciousness from which a person recovers spontaneously, or with slight help, is called syncope or faint. Deep, prolonged unconsciousness is known as a coma.

3. A physiological state in which the patient is incapable of responding to usual environmental stimuli.

It is an imprecise term, but it usually refers to impairment of consciousness less profound than a coma, in which no response can be elicited even at the reflex level.

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