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1Of or in a state of deep unconsciousness for a prolonged or indefinite period, especially as a result of severe injury or illness.‘she had been comatose for seven months’‘lying in a comatose state’
unconscious, in a coma, insensible, senseless, blacked out, passed out, insentient, insensateView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘A common misconception is that a patient must be comatose to be diagnosed with myxedema coma.’
- ‘Occasionally, intoxicated patients may be neither comatose nor organic but have initial symptoms compatible with a psychosis.’
- ‘Some 20 minutes later he returned, accompanied by a shaken overdose victim who had some 15 minutes earlier been comatose and blue.’
- ‘Consciousness ranges from alert to confused to a comatose state in less than 20 percent of patients.’
- ‘Constant infusions may be useful in patients with constant dyspnea or patients who are 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.’
- ‘Pyramidal nervous system signs are often prominent, especially in the comatose patient.’
- ‘On admission, the patient was acidotic, and he rapidly became comatose.’
- ‘No clinical signs of toxicity were observed, but the patient was comatose.’
- ‘The patient remained comatose and was transported to the computed tomographic scanner.’
- ‘Patients were excluded if they were comatose, unresponsive, and/or intubated.’
- ‘This was followed by a nonfluent aphasia about a month after the injury, and the patient became progressively more obtunded and comatose.’
- ‘In the field, a doctor may be called to the aid of a severely ill, comatose patient.’
- ‘Drugs of another type are used as respiratory stimulants in deeply comatose patients or those with respiratory failure.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘As hypoxemia supervenes, the patient becomes comatose and death may result from ventricular fibrillation or asystole.’
- ‘They kept complaining about pain and kept getting more and more narcotics in response to their complaints until they were comatose from the drugs.’
- ‘The doctors told them the minute they went in to see her that comatose patients weren't able to talk, but they could hear.’
- ‘He had a fever of 105 and was comatose when he arrived at the hospital late in January.’
- 1.1humorous (of a person or thing) extremely exhausted, lethargic, or sleepy.‘the economy remains almost 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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