semicoma


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semicoma

[¦sem·i′kō·mə]
(medicine)
A mildly or partially comatose state in which the patient can be roused and responds to strong stimuli with some purposeful movements.
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Adicion de un agente serotoninergico a un regimen establecido de tratamiento (o aumento de la dosis) con la presentacion de por lo menos 4 sintomas mayores o 3 mayores mas dos menores: Sintomas mentales (cognoscitivos y comportamentales) Mayores: Confusion, animo elevado, coma o semicoma Menores: agitacion, nerviosismo, insomnio Sintomas autonomicos Mayores: Fiebre, hiperhidrosis Menores: Taquicardia, taquipnea, disnea, diarrea, presion alta o baja Sintomas neurologicos Mayores: Mioclonus, temblor, escalofrios, rigidez, hiperreflexia Menores: Falta de coordinacion ,midriasis, acatisia 2.
It took a brain tumor -- and subsequent three-year semicoma, ending with his death in 1978 -- to halt Prima's insatiable love of performing.
A patient with a score of 15 is considered normal, a score between 9 and 14 denotes a decreased level of consciousness or semicoma, and a score of 8 or less corresponds to coma.