Taking a Look at a Coma

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This can usually be tested by medics putting the individual through (normally) painful and/or problematic stimulants. The patient is also unable to move, see, hear or speak.
The coma takes away higher brain functions, thinking capacities and awareness of surroundings, but the usual circulation, breathing and cognitive sleeping patterns are still kept. The coma can take place as a result of extreme injuries (head injuries are most common), or as a product of several underlying diseases or infections; a large variety of causes.

The ‘coma’ comes from the Greek word ‘koma’ meaning ‘state of sleep.’ Coma in the past was very much of an unsolved enigma. People couldn’t see the reasons of people falling into a death-like sleep, but still breathing and carrying out normal sleep patterns. They didn’t know of any treatment to cure this mysterious disease, so they could only leave the people in their comas, deciding that time was the only cure, but also allowing the people succumb to the usual infections which are picked up from the patient’s immobility while in the coma itself.
Over time, comas have been treated far better with the research done through time. But, despite the rather weird situation, films…

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