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Alertness

Definition of the noun alertness

What does alertness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alertnesses

  1. the process of paying close and continuous attention
  2. a state of readiness to respond
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of alertness: alerting
    • more generic word: arousal = a state of heightened physiological activity
  3. lively attentiveness

Alternative definition of the noun alertness

noun

  1. The quality of being alert or on the alert; briskness; nimbleness; activity.

Specialised definition of the noun alertness

Glossary of sports

attentiveness, so as to be able to respond quickly (Mark H. Anshel. 1991. Dictionary of the Sport and Exercise Sciences. Human Kinetics Books Champaign, Illinois)

the state of being alert and ready to respond to stimuli (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Explanation

Alertness is the state of active attention by high sensory awareness such as being watchful and prompt to meet danger or emergency, or being quick to perceive and act. It is related to psychology as well as to physiology. A lack of alertness is a symptom of a number of conditions, including narcolepsy, attention deficit disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, Addison's disease, or sleep deprivation. Pronounced lack of alertness can be graded as an altered level of consciousness.

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Google previewFoundations of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (2003)

by David A Harper

Entrepreneurial alertness is a kind of prior knowledge or foreknowledge. In this connection Kirzner is echoing the distinction...

Google previewMastering the World of Psychology (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alertness: Alertness is the state of active attention by high sensory awareness such as being watchful and prompt to...

Google previewBiological Psychology (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alertness is the state of active attention by high sensory awareness such as being watchful and prompt to meet danger or emergency, or being quick to perceive and act. It is related to psychology as well as to physiology. A lack of alertness is a ...

Google previewIntroduction to Psychology (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alertness: Alertness is the state of active attention by high sensory awareness such as being watchful and prompt to meet danger or emergency, or being quick to perceive and act. It is related to psychology as well as to physiology. A lack of ...

Google previewPsychology, Themes and Variations, Briefer Version (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alertness: Alertness is the state of active attention by high sensory awareness such as being watchful and prompt to...

Google previewPsychology, Making Connections (2016)

Psychology, Psychology by CTI Reviews

Alertness is the state of paying close and continuous attention, being watchful and prompt to meet danger or...

Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics (2015)

by Peter J. Boettke, Christopher J. Coyne

While alertness is a human capacity, it is not a resource; that is, it is not something that can be deployed in order to discover opportunities. It is the result of one's...

Alertness is the motor of the entrepreneurial function. As Kirzner puts it, “We ...

Google previewMental Health Concepts and Techniques for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Alertness: Alertness is the state of paying close and continuous attention, being watchful and prompt to meet...

Google previewMayo Clinic Analgesic Pathway (2006)

Peripheral Nerve Blockade for Major Orthopedic Surgery and Procedural Training Manual by Robert L. Lennon, Terese T. Horlocker

patient alertness is the patient's ability to describe subtle motor responses during neural stimulation at a current below that required for visualization by the proceduralist; lower stimulating currents are perceived as more comfortable. Patients ...

Google previewThreat Awareness (2010)

by T. Ralph Turner, Ph.D.

It has been stated by many professionals who deal with issues of self-defense training, and activities that require a keen sense of situational awareness, that mental alertness is the most important component of what they refer to as force ...

Google previewHandbook of ICU Therapy (2014)

by John Fuller, Jeff Granton, Ian McConachie

Alertness is a function of the ascending reticular activating system (ARAS) in the rostral brainstem tegmentum (from the mid-pons through the mid-brain) and then the thalamus and its projections through the cerebral white matter to the cerebral ...

Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of Attention (2014)

by Kia Nobre, Sabine Kastner

Alertness is an important prerequisite for other attentional operations. Adult studies show that the source of the alerting effect appears to be the locus coeruleus (LC). Cells in the LC have two modes of processing. One mode is sustained and is ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neuropsychology (2012)

by Diana M. Goodwin

ATTENTION: ability to attend to a specific stimulus without being distracted by extraneous environmental stimuli; screens out irrelevant stimuli; contrasted to alertness in which the person can respond to any stimuli; attention presupposes ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes ... (1845)

by John Platts

AIM — ALERTNESS. AIM, [esmer, 0. F.] to direct the view or purpose. Point, [ pungo, L.] to direct towards a place. Level, [lafe, S.] to direct to a mark or object. To aim a reflection at some person ; point a cannon at the gate. " Ambitious York ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

Alertness,. and. Performance. Figure 1 The mean (SEM ) circadian minimum (nadir) in body. J D Minkel and D F Dinges, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA ã 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

Alertness is an awake state, usually with the eyes open. Wakefulness is associated with neuronal activity in the ascending reticular activating system ( ARAS) and the posterior hypothalamus. To become awakened/aroused from sleep Table 1 ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Work-Related Illnesses, Injuries, and Health Issues (2009)

by Ada P. Kahn

Alertness and mental capability seems to be most available to us when we follow our internal clocks. Most people's “clocks” are synchronized to the Sun's 24-hour cycle. For example, sunrise means waking and working, while sundown means ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Psychological Assessment (2002)

by Rocio Fernandez-Ballesteros

Alertness (b) Selectivity (c) Information processing capacity Memory (a) Short term memory (b) Working memory (c) Long term memory (d) Orientation (e) Dementia ...

Google previewThe Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (2004)

by W. Edward Craighead, Charles B. Nemeroff

a drug with an unspecified mode of action, is also effective in enhancing alertness and improving psychomotor performance. Gamma hydroxybutyrate also holds promise as an agent for both enhancing alertness and ...

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

Scott, Temole SPEED Scott, Sir Walter ADVANCING; AGE; ALERTNESS; BARENESS; BUSYNESS; CLEANLI— NESS; CREDIT; DARKNESS; DEATH DEFINED; GLIMMER, GLITTER AND GLOSS; ...

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Alertness is due to anxiety
Anxiety is due to fear complex
Adrenals are overactive
Aftereffects are destructive (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of A1L1E1R1T1N1E1S1S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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