There is an examination, and the authorities pronounce an ambiguous verdict—death from a syncope of the heart.
In swoons and syncope, the soul no longer performs her ordinary functions.
The syncope or "trance," which is easy when she is well, becomes difficult or even impossible when she is ill.
Verbs which suffer a syncope in the Infinitive, suffer a like syncope in the Pret.
They were bled to syncope, which then meant usually to 32 ounces.
He died in a sort of syncope, seven hours after swallowing the tobacco.
It also exerts a specific effect on the heart, frequently causing death from syncope.
At last, however, the hæmorrhage stopped, under the state of syncope.
In severe haemorrhage, as from the division of a large artery, the patient may collapse and death ensue from syncope.
It is therefore not a Narcotic; but, like other Sedatives, it kills by syncope.
c.1400, from Late Latin syncopen "contraction of a word," accusative of syncope, from Greek synkope, "contraction of a word," originally "a cutting off," from synkoptein "to cut up," from syn- "together, thoroughly" (see syn-) + koptein "to cut," from PIE root *kop- "to beat, strike" (see hatchet). In pathology, "failure of the heart's action," hence "unconsciousness."
syncope syn·co·pe (sĭng'kə-pē, sĭn'-)
A brief loss of consciousness caused by a sudden fall of blood pressure or failure of the cardiac systole, resulting in cerebral anemia.