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1. Temporary loss of consciousness due to decreased blood flow to the brain.

2. Momentary loss of consciousness as an absence.

3. Temporary loss of vision, without alteration of consciousness, due to positive (normal) g (gravity) forces; caused by temporary decreased blood flow in the central retinal artery, and seen mostly in aviators.

4. A transient episode that occurs during a state of intense intoxication (alcoholic blackout) for which the person has no recall, although not unconscious (as observed by others).

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Is voluntary death from breath-holding possible?

Lets assume the scenario of what is known as a SWB, or Shallow Water Blackout , however taking place on land. The person hyperventilates , so as to reduce the CO2 level in the blood. This results in a delay of the impulse the breathe, and so a person may pass ...

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by Coelacanth
Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Is voluntary death from breath-holding possible?
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Religion Vs. Science

... it's probably a process. So many things must fail for your body to not operate, so chances are it isn't instantaneous at all. Maybe you blackout for about two minutes and then finally die. No one knows because everyone who experienced it is... oh yeah, dead. Also, ghosts don't exist. ...

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by plasmodesmata11
Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Religion Vs. Science
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The Fiber Disease

... saved in my Documents from May and wanted to pass it along as well- especially since the The Tam is posting a lot about biofilms... Communications blackout? Do N-acylhomoserine-lactone-degrading enzymes have any role in quorum sensing? A number of bacteria, including some significant pathogens, ...

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by London
Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:59 am
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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