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Postby hurly » Tue May 24, 2005 1:25 pm

What exactly happens to the body when it goes into a coma...?


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Postby biostudent84 » Tue May 24, 2005 2:15 pm

A coma is when you go into an unconscious state (deeper than sleep, where you are still considered conscious). It is basically a "stand-by" mode that your body puts you in to conserve energy. This allows your body's internal mechanisms to heal more efficiently.
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Postby hurly » Tue May 24, 2005 4:06 pm

Is sleeping considered healing as well?
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Postby Chris4 » Tue May 24, 2005 4:21 pm

Anyone know the odds of coming out of a coma perfectly fine? Theres a big risk of brain damage occuring, correct?
Anyone see that TV program in the UK recently about a guy (an american, i think) who came out of a coma after 19 years? I wanted to watch it, but missed most of it. I may be completely wrong with the number of years, but it was a long time :shock: .
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Postby Poison » Tue May 24, 2005 5:17 pm

Chris4 wrote:Anyone know the odds of coming out of a coma perfectly fine? Theres a big risk of brain damage occuring, correct?
Anyone see that TV program in the UK recently about a guy (an american, i think) who came out of a coma after 19 years? I wanted to watch it, but missed most of it. I may be completely wrong with the number of years, but it was a long time :shock: .


I've heard of that too. But when he came out of coma, I doubt that everyting is ok with him.
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Postby Chris4 » Tue May 24, 2005 5:37 pm

Ive found it: http://www.channel4.com/science/microsi ... /coma.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3052269.stm
It seems he can talk ok, but is quadriplegic. :cry:
That is one scary thought. Losing so many years. Also, imagine how different the world might be in 19 years. :o
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Postby MrMistery » Tue May 24, 2005 5:48 pm

In 19 years i will have already won the nobel prize :D :D
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Postby mith » Tue May 24, 2005 6:37 pm

Watch Kill Bill(R).
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Postby Chris4 » Tue May 24, 2005 6:42 pm

mithrilhack wrote:Watch Kill Bill(R).


Well, that has a woman who comes back from a coma and kills lots of people, but im sure there are loads more films with people who wake up from comas. The Dead Zone (Story by Stephen King) is just one.
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Postby Poison » Tue May 24, 2005 6:44 pm

I doubt I would want to be alive in that situation... :?
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