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Descriptor in English: Coma
Descriptor in Spanish: Coma
Descriptor in Portuguese: Coma
Descriptor in French: Coma
Entry term(s): Comas
Comatose
Pseudocoma
Pseudocomas
Tree number(s): C10.597.606.358.800.200
C23.888.592.604.359.800.200
Scope note: A profound state of unconsciousness associated with depressed cerebral activity from which the individual cannot be aroused. Coma generally occurs when there is dysfunction or injury involving both cerebral hemispheres or the brain stem RETICULAR FORMATION.
Annotation: check MeSH for specific coma terms
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
See also the descriptors: Catatonia MeSH
Persistent Vegetative State MeSH
DeCS UI: 3159
Descriptor UI: D003128
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Coma - Preferred
Concept UI M0004841
Scope note A profound state of unconsciousness associated with depressed cerebral activity from which the individual cannot be aroused. Coma generally occurs when there is dysfunction or injury involving both cerebral hemispheres or the brain stem RETICULAR FORMATION.
Preferred term Coma
Entry term(s) Comas
Comatose
Pseudocoma - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0337408
Scope note Feigned coma or psychogenic coma. These patients appear comatose (i.e., unresponsive, unarousable, or both) but have no structural lesion, metabolic or toxic disorder.
Preferred term Pseudocoma
Entry term(s) Pseudocomas



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