directional term meaning lying horizontally and facing upward.
state of mental confusion with lack of orientation to time and place.
false belief held with conviction even in face of strong evidence to contrary
change or transformation form original
abnormal drowsiness, the quality, or state of being lazy, sluggish or indifferent.
sensations, such as seeing colors or smelling unusual odor, that occur just prior to epileptic seizure or a migraine headache.
inactive, harmless substance used to satisfy patient's desire for medication; also given to control groups of patients in research studies in which another group receives drug; effect of placebo versus drug is then observed.
state of having normal movement of all body parts
pulmonary condition that can occur as result of long-term heavy smoking; air pollution also worseans this disease; patient may not be able to breathe except in sitting or standing position.
temporary or permanent loss of ability to control movement
profound unconsciousness resulting form illness or injury
loss of memory in which people forget their identity as a result of head injury or disorder, such as epilepsy, senility, and alcoholism; can be either temporary or permanent
number that represents number of sick persons in particular population
severe involuntary muscle contractions and relaxations; these have a variety of causes, such as epilepsy, fever, and toxic conditions.