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Temporary loss of consciousness caused by a fall in blood pressure.
fainting fit, blackout, fainting, faint, passing out, loss of consciousnessView synonyms
- ‘Chest radiographs were available for 364 of 401 patients who presented with syncope or hypotension.’
- ‘Patients usually have no symptoms, but if the pause is prolonged, they may have light-headedness, palpitations, syncope, and falls.’
- ‘In patients without focal neurologic symptoms and signs, syncope from cerebrovascular disease is extremely rare.’
- ‘Cardiac arrhythmias or syncope clearly associated with a fall should be treated with antiarrhythmics or a pacemaker in consultation with a cardiologist.’
- ‘Decreased cerebral perfusion may cause impaired consciousness and syncope.’
The omission of sounds or letters from within a word, e.g., when probably is pronounced /ˈpräblē.
leaving out, exclusion, exception, non-inclusion, deletion, erasure, cut, excision, elimination, absenceView synonyms
- ‘At the same time, syncope is common in words like fam'ly, fed'ral, happ'ning.’
- ‘The traditional spellings of English place names such as Worcester and Gloucester bear evidence of syncope.’
- ‘My thesis is that the shortening was caused by syncope.’
Late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek sunkopē, from sun- ‘together’ + koptein ‘strike, cut off’.
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