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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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Mum Michelle said: "We are so relieved Greg is out of the induced coma.
The use of Hubble's sharp eye helped the team study the coma in detail.
A spokesman said: "The patient was assessed by the GNAAS paramedic and doctor team before being placed in an induced coma and flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary for ongoing treatment.
Children between 2 months and 12 years of age with coma, admitted in GGH.
Shane said: "Harri is still stable, but he has an infection which is stopping the doctors waking hin up from the coma.
The coma patients underwent brain scans after all sedative drugs were out of their bodies.
The galaxies aren't scattered around the cluster haphazardly, as would be expected if they were new arrivals falling into Coma randomly.
au, reports have revealed that Schumacher, who had been in coma since hitting his head on a rock during a skiing accident on 29 December, can now hear voices, respond to touches and communicate.
Patients who have had major head injuries are sometimes put in a drug-induced coma to give the brain a chance to heal; a coma reduces the need for blood flow and may help the swelling go down.
These observations included total cometary magnitude (m1) as well as coma size and degree of condensation (DC).
TEHRAN (FNA)- A team of astronomers has discovered enormous arms of hot gas in the Coma cluster of galaxies by using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton.
ISLAMABAD -- Brain imaging techniques to find out more about patients in a coma are being developed by University of Aberdeen scientists.
We imagine that being in a coma feels like going swimming in a suit of armor.
To signal the series' repetition-with-difference, the works arc all titled COMA but each is given a unique subtitle that emulates the language of screenplays.
Patricia, 22, was struck down by a rare brain disease caused by parrot faeces, forcing doctors to place her in a medically induced coma.