consciousness

consciousness (con´shus-nes)

The state of being aware, or perceiving physical facts or mental concepts; a state of general wakefulness and responsiveness to environment; a functioning sensorium. [L. con-scio, to know, to be aware of]
clouding of c. a state in which the patient's mental state is clouded and thus not fully in contact with the environment.
double c. a condition in which one lives in two seemingly unrelated mental states, being, while in one, unaware of the other or of the acts performed in the other. See also dual personality.
field of c. the content of awareness at any given moment.

 

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