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Medical Term:

delayed coma after hypoxia


Definition: coma that develops a few days to 3 weeks after an acute hypoxic insult; the latter was usually severe enough to cause an initial bout of coma, which cleared, and was followed by a transient interval of apparent normality.

Synonym(s): severe postanoxic encephalopathy

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