apoplectic coma


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apoplectic coma

A coma produced by intracranial hemorrhage and its associated increase in intracranial pressure. One side of the body and one or more extremities may be paralyzed, usually on the opposite side of the injury in the brain. One pupil may be larger than the other, usually on the same side as the brain injury.
See: cerebral hemorrhage; diabetic coma; hypoglycemic coma
See also: coma
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