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Glasgow Coma Scale

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The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is a scoring system used for quantifying a patient’s level of consciousness. A coma is generally defined as a GCS score < 8.

All calculations must be confirmed before use. The authors make no claims of the accuracy of the information contained herein; and these suggested doses are not a substitute for clinical judgement.

Last reviewed: September 9, 2015.

Topics: Neurology