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Is there a difference between coma and loss of consciousness?
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Continuum
Coma is the deepest form of loss of consciousness (loc), in which no responsiveness to the external environment exists.
This can be reversible. Technically a concussion with loc means a momentary coma has occurred but the term is rarely used in that circumstance. Simple loc means loss of awareness to some external stimuli with preserved responsiveness to noxious stimuli.

In brief: Continuum
Coma is the deepest form of loss of consciousness (loc), in which no responsiveness to the external environment exists.
This can be reversible. Technically a concussion with loc means a momentary coma has occurred but the term is rarely used in that circumstance. Simple loc means loss of awareness to some external stimuli with preserved responsiveness to noxious stimuli.
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics - Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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 has been there for a considerable period of time, gnerally several hours to days or sometimes weeks.

In brief: 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 has been there for a considerable period of time, gnerally several hours to days or sometimes weeks.
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Dr. Rashed Hasan
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