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are you aware of things happening when you're in a coma? does it depend on the person?

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Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Unaware: Coma is a state of unconscious unawareness. If a person is aware or in anyway responsive, they are not in coma but may be in a minimally responsive state or vegetative state.
Answered on Aug 25, 2013

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