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Used to describe a patient's serious medical state, implying no consciousness or voluntary movement. SlideAfter the surgery, the patient was comatose for several hours.
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When used medically, it doesn't mean sleep but a state where waking up isn't assured. SlideDespite looking peaceful, the comatose individual may not easily awaken.
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It suggests a deeper unconsciousness than fainting or a blackout, often due to severe issues. SlideHis head injury led to a comatose state that required life support.