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What is the difference between a person being unconscious and being comatose ?

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Asked by vandana iyer, 06 Feb '08 09:33 pm
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Coma is when your eyes are shut for days, weeks, months, years. Loss of consciousness is when you are knocked out. When a person has a operation we lose conciousness. There is also another state of coma,loss of conciousness and that is comatose. That is when a person opens his eyes from being in a coma but still is not aware of his surroundings. With this kind of loss of conciousness a person is fed interveiniously. This happens with a serious head injury. They go thru wake and sleep modes but are completely unaware. They can not sit up, hold up their heads. They are completely limp. I know this because this happened to my son and lived like that for eight years. He is now in heaven.
Answered by Ashish jain, 06 Feb '08 09:36 pm

 
  
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unconscious- like faint.
Coma- brain will work but nothing is in action.
Answered by hitler, 06 Feb '08 09:34 pm

 
  
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Coma, from the Greek word "koma," meaning deep sleep, is a state of extreme unresponsiveness, in which an individual exhibits no voluntary movement or behavior. Furthermore, in a deep coma, even painful stimuli (actions which, when performed on a healthy individual, result in reactions) are unable to affect any response, and normal reflexes may be lost.

Unconscious, is when a person is not aware of his physical state and is not in control of his actions, although he may respond involuntarily to painful stimuli or heat perceptions.
Answered by rajesh prajapati, 06 Feb '08 10:15 pm

 
  
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unconcious - reversible , its for less time
comatose - actual brain death ,mostly irreversible ,very few cases recover but morbidity is very high.
Answered by Poorna Rao, 06 Feb '08 09:37 pm

 
  
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UNCONSCIOUSNESS IS FOR LESS TIME AND COMATOSE IS FOR MORE TIME.
Answered by ta ta, 06 Feb '08 09:35 pm

 
  
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Technically i don't know the difference,but to me the period of unconsciousness cud b the difference
Answered by anandh, 09 Feb '08 10:16 am

 
  
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unconscious - without the knowledge of brain
comatose - loss of brain power
Answered by dinesh nataraaj, 06 Feb '08 09:39 pm

 
  
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