Literally meaning: “ a cutting of “
Origin: Anc Greek
κόπτω/copto(=cut off, strike)
Syncope (medicine) is a transient loss of consciousnes which is characterised by rapid onset, short duration, and spontaneous complete recovery. The term syncope excludes seizures, coma, shock or other states of altered consciousness.
Sourse: Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of Syncope, European Society of Cardiology (2009)