Lethargy - Definition

April 2017


Definition


Lethargy is a state of deep and prolonged sleep where many body functions are still present and functional but slowed. It is usually accompanied by a total lack of muscle and verbal response. Lethargy usually presents no associated symptoms or disease that can explain it. In cases of sudden wakening, the patient falls back asleep almost instantly with no memory of their waking phase. It is currently attached to psychiatric distress and this especially in some people suffering from a state of hysteria.

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Published by Jeff. Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 04:54 AM by Jeff.
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