Glasgow Coma Scale

noun
Glas·​gow Coma Scale | \ ˈglas-(ˌ)kō-, -(ˌ)gō-; ˈglaz-(ˌ)gō- How to pronounce Glasgow Coma Scale (audio) \

Medical Definition of Glasgow Coma Scale

: a scale that is used to assess the severity of a brain injury, that consists of values from 3 to 15 obtained by summing the ratings assigned to three variables depending on whether and how the patient responds to certain standard stimuli by opening the eyes, giving a verbal response, and giving a motor response, and that for a low score (as 3 to 5) indicates a poor chance of recovery and for a high score (as 8 to 15) indicates a good chance of recovery

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“Glasgow Coma Scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Glasgow%20Coma%20Scale. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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