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Fainting, also referred to as blacking out, syncope, or temporary loss of consciousness has many causes. Often a person will have signs or symptoms prior to the fainting episode. Diagnosis and treatment depends upon the cause of the fainting or syncope episode.

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Terms related to Fainting:

  • Blackout
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Neurocardiogenic Syncope
  • Syncope
  • Temporary Loss Of Consciousness
  • Vagal Reaction
  • Vasodepressor Syncope
  • Vasovagal