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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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Five hours later, she returns, vomiting, lethargic, semicomatose, and in shock.
Wheat Poisoning--A condition seen in cattle grazing on lush wheat pasture wherein the animals show a posterior paralysis, tend to drop down, and become semicomatose.
Fearing that the environmentalists might make this an election issue and stir up Ontario's semicomatose electorate, the Harris government entered into secret negotiations with resource industry representatives and the Partnership for Public Lands.
You'd have to be semicomatose not to notice the taste difference between this spongy white stuff and regular frozen chicken patties, Bonnie.
In Flannery, the plaintiff was left permanently semicomatose as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident.
The doctor may not be able to communicate his decision to demented, semicomatose or otherwise incompetent patients, but this does not invalidate the decision.
We also evaluated clinical characteristics of identified case-patients and found that approximately half were first seen by a clinician [less than or equal to] 1 day after symptom onset; at that time, 62% of case-patients were semicomatose, comatose, or dead.
All five were in a semicomatose condition and receiving treatment last night in the intensive care unit of Wexford General hospital where one was described as "very seriously ill".
Subject 5 was a non-insulin-dependent diabetic with schizophrenia who was found semicomatose and hypothermic after an overdose, which included substantial acetaminophen ingestion.