loss

(redirected from loss of consciousness)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Loss

The opposite of gain.
Copyright © 2012, Campbell R. Harvey. All Rights Reserved.

Loss

Extracting less money from a transaction than one put into it. For example, a business' expenses may be $1 million for a year but it may only take in $800,000 in revenue. In such a case, the business has suffered a $200,000 loss. This is not always bad; most businesses lose money in the first few years of operation and this can reduce their tax liability when they do make a profit. However, losses over an extended period of time ultimately result in failure. See also: Gain, Paper Loss, Loss Carryforward, Loss Carryback.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved

loss

The deficiency of the amount received as opposed to the amount invested in a transaction. Compare gain. See also net loss.
Wall Street Words: An A to Z Guide to Investment Terms for Today's Investor by David L. Scott. Copyright © 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. All rights reserved.

loss

the shortfall between a firm's sales revenues received from the sale of its products and the total costs incurred in producing the firm's output (see BREAK-EVEN ANALYSIS). Losses may be of a temporary nature occasioned by, for example, a downturn in demand (see BUSINESS CYCLE) or due to an exceptional level of expenditures (such as the launch of a series of new products). Short-term losses are usually financed by a firm running down its RESERVES or by an increase in borrowings. Losses which are sustained over time typically arise from a firm's poor competitive position in a market (see COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE), and unless competitiveness can be restored market exit or DIVESTMENT may be the only practical way of remedying the situation. See MARKET SYSTEM.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

loss

the difference that arises when a firm's TOTAL REVENUES are less than TOTAL COSTS. In the SHORT RUN, where firms’ total revenues are insufficient to cover VARIABLE COSTS, then they will exit from the market unless they perceive this situation as being temporary. In these circumstances, where firms’ total revenues are sufficient to cover variable costs and make some CONTRIBUTION towards FIXED COSTS, then they will continue to produce despite overall losses. In the LONG RUN, however, unless firms’ revenues are sufficient to cover both variable and fixed costs, then their overall losses will cause them to exit from the market. See MARKET EXIT, LOSS MINIMIZATION, PROFIT-AND-LOSS ACCOUNT.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Therefore, all patients with the loss of consciousness and opium addiction should be evaluated for lead toxicity in addition to routine etiologies for the loss of consciousness.
The most common complaints have been found to include nausea-vomiting, headache, somnolance-weakness and loss of consciousness (3, 4, 11, 12).
Young age, initial grade of concussion and initial loss of consciousness significantly delay a return to sports rugby.
Key words: Mandibular fractures, Loss of consciousness, LOC, Khyber College of Dentistry
Though sometimes it is difficult to differentiate epilepsy from syncope, the symptoms surrounding the loss of consciousness may be useful in clinical practice (1,5,6).
It has been scientifically proven in studies published in Germany (German Veterinary Weekly, 1978) that during the seconds between initial cut to the neck and complete loss of consciousness, the animal feels no pain on EEG recordings of the brain.
Monaco and Cavanna (no affiliations given) examine this mysterious feature of our minds from a variety of angles, covering neural correlates of consciousness in terms of what neuroscience tells us through Eccles, Crick, Edelman, Damasio and Baars, wakefulness and sleep, including the sleep-wake cycle and genetic regulators, coma and drug-induced anesthesia and their effects on consciousness, especially in the unresponsive patient, transient alterations of consciousness such as those associated with epilepsy, progressive loss of consciousness in conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease, and the effects of the fragmented self, such as in fugue, amnesia, dissociative personality disorders.
After exclusion of 149 for missing data and 40 with head injuries that did not involve loss of consciousness or altered mental status, the study group comprised 2,525 soldiers.
Fatigue is more insidious than hypoxia, loss of consciousness, dehydration, and even spatial disorientation.
She recalled a statement with exact wording made by the aneasthesiologist during that period prior to her loss of consciousness. Her loss of consciousness correlated well with the BIS readings around 35-40 and [P.sub.a]C[O.sub.2] of 130 mmHg.
They donned oxygen masks but were unable to obtain oxygen from the system, resulting in loss of consciousness. They later regained consciousness, recovered from the descent, and landed without further incident.
When you are facing a life threatening situation such as loss of consciousness, breathing trouble, or excessive bleeding, calling 911 may be your best option.