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a stupor from which the patient may be aroused. adj., adj semico´matose.
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.
semicoma/semi·co·ma/ (-ko´mah) a stupor from which the patient may be aroused.semico´matose
A partial or mild comatose state; a coma from which a person may be roused by various stimuli.
sem′i·co′ma·tose′ (-kō′mə-tōs′, -kŏm′ə-) adj.
semicomaA partially comatose state in which the patient appears to be unconscious but can be roused by painful stimuli and usually makes purposeful movements.
n a mild coma from which the patient may be aroused.
a stupor from which the animal may be aroused.