coma

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Synonyms for coma

Synonyms for coma

a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness

(botany) a usually terminal tuft of bracts (as in the pineapple) or tuft of hairs (especially on certain seeds)

(astronomy) the luminous cloud of particles surrounding the frozen nucleus of a comet

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Continuous noninvasive monitoring of barbiturate coma in critically ill children using the bispectral index monitor.
MP was admitted to the pediatric ICU and placed into a barbiturate coma.
BIS monitoring may be especially useful during neuromuscular blockade, mechanical ventilation, barbiturate coma, and bedside procedures.
This 20-year-old woman presented with bloody diarrhea that progressed quickly to respiratory distress requiring intubation and to the development of status epilepticus, controlled only by a barbiturate coma.
Inducing a barbiturate coma helps decrease ICP and brain metabolism.