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1

What is the difference between a lethargic patient and an obtunded patient?

A lethargic patient is drowsy but open their eyes, looks at you, responds to questions and then falls back asleep.
An obtunded patient opens their eyes and looks at you, but responds slowly and is somewhat confused.

p. 152

2

How would you define affect?

It is the external expression of the inner emotional state. p. 153

3

What is dysarthria?

Defective articulation; words are not spoken clearly or distinctly

p. 153