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is there a difference between coma and loss of consciousness

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Continuum: Coma is the deepest form of loss of consciousness (loc), in which no responsiveness to the external environment exists. This can be reversible. Techni ... Read More
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Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Coma: In both situations there is loss of consciousness, however when we label a patient as being in coma, we usually imply that the loss of consciousness h ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nilofer Nisar
38 years experience Neurology
No differrence: I would rather explain different levels of unconsciousness and coma with gcs.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience Clinical Psychology
Same Thing: Coma and unconsciousness are ways of saying the same thing. They both refer to a state that is often caused by serious injury, especially to the hea ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rosa Testa
36 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to guess: It's hard to guess because too many factors are involved, such as the: baseline health condition, any diseases and how well those diseases are control ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Difference: Both cause loss of consciousness, but with seizures there are associated symptoms like convulsing movements, incontinence of urine or feces, biting of ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
As follows: Shock is usually a diffuse dysfunction in bodily organ systems due to vascular collapse, associated with low blood sugar or low blood pressure, and se ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing: Those are two common terms for the same thing.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Awake versus not : A coma is a state of unconsciousness. A person in coma does not open eyes, or respond to the environment beyond reflexes. In vegetative state there m ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Yes: A concussion is a traumatic injury to the brain that typically results from a blow to the head, and may or may not result in the loss of consciousness ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Outcome! : People may recover from coma but if properly diagnosed there is no recovery from brain death.

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