MedlinePlus:35 Fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness. if you're about to faint, you'll feel dizzy, lightheaded, or nauseous. your field of vision may "white out" or "black out." your skin may be cold and clammy. you lose muscle control at the same time, and may fall down. fainting usually happens when your blood pressure drops suddenly, causing a decrease in blood flow to your brain. it is more common in older people. some causes of fainting include heat or dehydration emotional distress standing up too quickly certain medicines drop in blood sugar heart problems when someone faints, make sure that the airway is clear and check for breathing. the person should stay lying down for 10-15 minutes. most people recover completely. fainting is usually nothing to worry about, but it can sometimes be a sign of a serious problem. if you faint, it's important to see your health care provider and find out why it happened.
MalaCards based summary: Fainting is related to syncope and chronic orthostatic intolerance. An important gene associated with Fainting is KCNH2 (Potassium Channel, Voltage Gated Eag Related Subfamily H, Member 2), and among its related pathways are Response to elevated platelet cytosolic Ca2+ and Formation of Fibrin Clot (Clotting Cascade). Affiliated tissues include brain, skin and heart, and related mouse phenotype homeostasis/metabolism.
NINDS:46 Syncope is a medical term used to describe a temporary loss of consciousness due to the sudden decline of blood flow to the brain. Syncope is commonly called fainting or ?passing out.? If an individual is about to faint, he or she will feel dizzy, lightheaded, or nauseous and their field of vision may ?white out? or ?black out.?
Wikipedia:68 Syncope, also known as fainting, passing out and swooning, is defined as a short loss of consciousness... more...
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