precoma

precoma

 [pre-ko´mah]
the neuropsychiatric state preceding coma, as in hepatic encephalopathy. adj., adj precom´atose.

precoma

/pre·co·ma/ (pre-ko´mah) the neuropsychiatric state preceding coma, as in hepatic encephalopathy.precom´atose

precoma

(prē-kō′mă) [″ + Gr. koma, a deep sleep]
An imprecise term for lethargy or stupor.
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I am reminded of what the doctor told me about his patients after they recovered from precoma.
Professor of Medicine Emeritus at Brown University and an authority on thyroid disease, "TRIOSTAT is ideally suited for patients with myxedema coma or precoma because it is considered to be the active thyroid hormone and, unlike L-thyroxine, it does not need to be metabolically converted to the active state.