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  • By: Stacy A. Frye
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Fainting (medically known as syncope) is a sudden brief loss of consciousness and postural tone. The most common presentation of fainting is a person who was standing or sitting upright and then suddenly began to feel uneasy and uncomfortable. The person ...

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