Glasgow coma scale


Glasgow coma scale
(GCS)
   a scale used in emergency medicine to assess the condition of trauma victims and other partially-conscious patients. The scale range is 3-15; patients with Glasgow scores of 3-8 are usually said to be in a coma. The score is obtained by observing the patient's eye-opening, motor response, and response to commands. A table is provided.

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