Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)

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Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)

reliable and universally recognized method for assessment of conscious level following head injury (described by neurosurgeons Teasdale & Jennett 1974). Three types of response are measured : best motor response (score 1-6), best verbal response (score 1-5) and eye opening (score 1-4). The lowest score is 3 (1 in each category). A GCS of 8 or less indicates severe injury, 9-12 moderate injury and 13-15 a mild injury.
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