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How is being in a coma different from being under anesthetia?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
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In brief: See below

In some ways an anesthetic is a chemically controlled coma.
However, in a coma we cannot reliable predict if and when the patient will wake.

In brief: See below

In some ways an anesthetic is a chemically controlled coma.
However, in a coma we cannot reliable predict if and when the patient will wake.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Same thing

General anesthesia is medically induced coma, controllable by the anesthetist, hence predictable and reversible.
Non anesthetic coma is a huge topic with innumerable causes and hence results. Duration of cdoma can be from microseconds to forever.

In brief: Same thing

General anesthesia is medically induced coma, controllable by the anesthetist, hence predictable and reversible.
Non anesthetic coma is a huge topic with innumerable causes and hence results. Duration of cdoma can be from microseconds to forever.
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
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