Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove Ads
Don't know
Know
remaining cards
Save
0:01
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards




share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Alterted Mental Stat

QuestionAnswer
What are some things that can cause a seizure? Fever, epilepsy, stroke, measles, hypoglycemia, eclampsia, hypoxia, heat stroke, infection etc.
What is a Partial Seizure? A tingling, stiffening, or jerking in just one part of the body.
What order do seizures usually follow? Tonic, clonic and then postictal.
What happens during a tonic phase? The body becomes rigid, stiffening for no more than 30 seconds. Breathing may stop. Bowel and bladder control may be lost.
What happens during a clonic phase? The body jerks violently, usually for no more than 1 or 2 minutes. Foaming at the mouth or drool. Face and lips may become cyanotic.
What happens during a postictal phase? State of drowsiness and confusion. May remain unconsicious. Headache is common.
What is an absence seizure(petit mal)? Bief usually only 1 to 10 seconds. Temporary loos of concentration or awareness.
The term stroke refers to what? Death or injury of brain tissue that is deprived of oxygen.
Define ischemic stroke. When a clot or embolism occludes an artery.
Define Hemorrhagic stroke. Happens when there is bleeding into the brain. Can be the result of longstanding high blood pressure.
Define aphasia. difficulty in communication. Patient understands what you're saying, but uses the wrong words to answer.
Define receptive aphasia. Patient does not understand what you are saying. Says things that do not make sense.
What effects does epinephrine have on the body? It will constrict blood vessels and dilate the bronchioles.
What are the side effects of epinephrine? Increased heart rate, pallor, dizziness, chest pain, headache, nausea, anxiety.
Created by: 738261881