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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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The brain scans showed that coordination of activity between two particular areas of the brain was much different between the patients who later recovered from a coma and those who didn't.
I nearly went into a coma myself listening to the tape, when I heard who it was.
To survive the rough-and-tumble streets of Coma, the dark galaxies must be over 99 percent dark matter--a far cry from the roughly 85 percent that's typical of galaxies.
The founding board members of the Coma Research Institute are as follows:
U6fmgaiSySo) Michael Schumacher wakes up from coma and can nod and keep eyes open for long periods.
Schumacher initially required surgery to remove a haematoma from his brain, but despite its success, the 45-year-old was forced to remain in a coma under sedation.
However, former Formula One doctor Gary Hartstein said while Schumacher's leaving the hospital was a positive sign, the announcement that he had emerged from a coma was not news.
81, In 30cmL f/8 x75 coma moderately condensed, looks like an out of focus halo of soft light, measures 11x8'.
A hospital spokesman said, "Behan was admitted last Tuesday week, March 10, and was in and out of a coma almost the whole time.
Doctors can save the lives of many patients who suffer brain injury, but, if the injury is severe, the patient may not regain consciousness and slip into a coma.
A WOMAN who'd been in a coma in a Spanish hospital since Monday has died.
Summary: RAS AL KHAIMAH -- The Ras Al Khamiah Civil Court has rejected a petition for Dh11 million in compensation demanded by the family of an Emirati who had spent 11 years in deep coma before his death after a road accident which took place in 1998.
RANGERS star Kyle Lafferty's ex-fiancee is seriously ill in hospital after a car crash left her in a coma for a week.
Recent research with brain scanning technologies shows that patients in a coma are more aware than was previously thought and that their chances for recovery are greater.
It is the story of coma and of the forgotten - nothing more.