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1Relating to or in a state of coma:‘she had been comatose for seven months’‘a comatose patient’
unconscious, in a coma, insensible, senseless, blacked out, passed out, insentient, insensateView synonyms
- ‘The doctors told them the minute they went in to see her that comatose patients weren't able to talk, but they could hear.’
- ‘They kept complaining about pain and kept getting more and more narcotics in response to their complaints until they were comatose from the drugs.’
- ‘This was followed by a nonfluent aphasia about a month after the injury, and the patient became progressively more obtunded and comatose.’
- ‘No clinical signs of toxicity were observed, but the patient was comatose.’
- ‘Occasionally, intoxicated patients may be neither comatose nor organic but have initial symptoms compatible with a psychosis.’
- ‘Constant infusions may be useful in patients with constant dyspnea or patients who are comatose.’
- ‘Drugs of another type are used as respiratory stimulants in deeply comatose patients or those with respiratory failure.’
- ‘Some 20 minutes later he returned, accompanied by a shaken overdose victim who had some 15 minutes earlier been comatose and blue.’
- ‘A common misconception is that a patient must be comatose to be diagnosed with myxedema coma.’
- ‘The patient remained comatose and was transported to the computed tomographic scanner.’
- ‘He had a fever of 105 and was comatose when he arrived at the hospital late in January.’
- ‘She's stable, which gives her a pretty good chance of coming out without much harm, but it's always hard to tell with comatose patients.’
- ‘As hypoxemia supervenes, the patient becomes comatose and death may result from ventricular fibrillation or asystole.’
- ‘In the field, a doctor may be called to the aid of a severely ill, comatose patient.’
- ‘Patients were excluded if they were comatose, unresponsive, and/or intubated.’
- ‘Pyramidal nervous system signs are often prominent, especially in the comatose patient.’
- ‘When a ventilator is removed from an apnoeic comatose patient, it is the disease or injury that causes the loss of the patient's ability to breathe spontaneously.’
- ‘Consciousness ranges from alert to confused to a comatose state in less than 20 percent of patients.’
- ‘On admission, the patient was acidotic, and he rapidly became comatose.’
- ‘Erik, when he was moved out of the trauma unit to an acute care floor in the hospital, was put into the room with another comatose patient.’
- 1.1humorous Extremely lethargic or sleepy:‘she lay comatose in the sun listening to a personal stereo’‘if Tekek seemed sleepy, this village is comatose’
inert, torpid, inactive, lethargic, sluggish, lifeless, listless, languid, lazy, idle, indolent, shiftless, slothful, heavy, stagnant, sleepy, drowsy, somnolent, languorous, apathetic, passive, hibernating, sleeping, dormant, supineView synonyms
- ‘As his government went from indolent to comatose, he made unprecedented use of the government jet as a taxi back home.’
Late 17th century: from Greek kōma, kōmat- deep sleep + -ose.
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