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7 point coma scale

Alert no signs of CNS depression
Drowsy all patients between alert & stuporous
Stuporous responds to verbal or tactile stimuli
Coma 1 responds to painful stimuli only, normal BP & Respiration
Coma 2 no response to painful stimuli, normal BP & Respiration
Coma 3 no response to painful stimuli, abnormal respiratory pattern &/or low but adequate BP
Coma 4 no response to painful stimuli, apnoea or inadequate respiration &/or inadequate BP


Plum F, Posner JB. The diagnosis of stupor and coma.Contemp Neurol Ser 1972;10:1-286

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