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n. (alternative spelling of light-headedness English)

  1. n. a reeling sensation; feeling about to fall [syn: dizziness, giddiness, vertigo]

  2. a frivolous lack of prudence


Lightheadedness is a common and typically unpleasant sensation of dizziness and/or a feeling that one may faint. The sensation of lightheadedness can be short-lived, prolonged, or, rarely, recurring. In addition to dizziness, the individual may feel as though his or her head is weightless. The individual may also feel as though the room is what causes the "spinning" or moving ( vertigo) associated with lightheadedness. Most causes of lightheadedness are not serious and either cure themselves quickly or are easily treated.

Keeping a sense of balance requires the brain to process a variety of information received from the eyes, the nervous system, and the inner ears. If the brain is unable to process these signals, such as when the messages are contradictory, or if the sensory systems are improperly functioning, an individual may experience lightheadedness or dizziness.

Usage examples of "lightheadedness".

Her heart soared with love for him, and she felt the old dizziness, the lightheadedness she experienced when she was with him again after a separation.

It can also, when inhaled in sufficient amounts, create a lightheadedness that feels like religious reverie.

Willow alternated between a headache and a lightheadedness that made her fear for her health.

Though he was fairly sure now he wasn't going to die, he kept having spells of lightheadedness in which his vision wavered and he tended to run off at the mouth.