In medicine, a coma (from the Greek koma, meaning deep sleep) is a state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours, in which a person: cannot be awakened; fails to respond normally to painful stimuli, light, or sound; lacks a normal sleep-wake cycle; and, does not initiate voluntary actions. A person in a state of coma is described as being comatose. Although, according to the Glasgow Coma Scale, a person with confusion is considered to be in the mildest coma.
Although a coma patient may appear to
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