Definition of Semicomatose
1. Adjective. In a state of partial coma.
Medical Definition of Semicomatose
1. An imprecise term for a state of drowsiness and inaction, in which more than ordinary stimulation may be required to evoke a response, and the response may be delayed or incomplete. Synonym: semiconscious. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Semicomatose
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1896)
"His wild delirium gradually gave way to stupor which on February 24th deepened into a semicomatose condition. At this time 200 cc of blood were removed from ..."
2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1897)
"For the last two days he had been semicomatose. ... After entering the hospital he became semicomatose, and remained in that condition for about a week. ..."
3. Typhus Fever with Particular Reference to the Serbian Epidemic by Richard Pearson Strong (1921)
"This morning the patient is semicomatose and can only be roused with difficulty. The pulse is very weak and irregular in force. After about 720 cc of salt ..."
4. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1919)
"He was in a semicomatose condition, was awakened with difficulty, ... M.—Condition the same, semicomatose, the neck held rigid, and attempts to flex the ..."
5. The Surgical Treatment of Bright's Disease by George Michael Edebohls (1904)
"... Sunday, February 15, no further convulsion having occurred since forced delivery, although the patient still continued drowsy and semicomatose, ..."
6. The International Journal of Orthodontia (1916)
"But when the respiration was restored, the animal did not promptly regain consciousness and remained in a semicomatose or somnolent condition for two or ..."
7. Buffalo Medical Journal (1907)
"While she was in this semicomatose state, we watched her brother. ... We called him in and the girl fell in her former semicomatose state. ..."