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15:10 Apr 2, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: GCS
I have this abbrevaiation and others in a medical document-i will post the others separately
GCS 15
This is in the general examination section of the document

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naGlasgow Coma Scale (score)
Vesna Zivcic
naGlasgow Coma Score
Dierk Seeburg
naGCS; Glasgow Coma ScoreNick Smith, BA (Hons.), Dipl. Uebers. (FH Koeln)



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GCS; Glasgow Coma Score

This is most probably the Glasgow Coma Score which is a scoring system used to determine levels of consciousness following an injury to the head or the brain. The higher the score is, the less serious the situation is.
It is okay to leave it as GCS 15

Nick Smith, BA (Hons.), Dipl. Uebers. (FH Koeln)
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Glasgow Coma Score

This abbreviation refers to the Glasgow Coma Score that describes organismal coma responses:
Eye Opening (E)
3=To voice
2=To pain

Verbal Response (V)
5=Normal conversation
4=Disoriented conversation
3=Words, but not coherent
2=No words......only sounds

Motor Response (M)
5=Localizes to pain
4=Withdraws to pain
3=Decorticate posture
2=Decerebrate posture

Total = E+V+M


    Reference: http://www2.mc.duke.edu/depts/hospital/9200bmt/Glasgow%20Com...
Dierk Seeburg
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Glasgow Coma Scale (score)

1. The lowest post-resuscitation Glasgow Coma Scale score and pupillary reactivity were predictive of the 6-month GOS as were their interaction.

2. Glasgow Coma Scale - Instructions for Scoring the Glasgow Coma Scale. ... Explanation of the Glasgow Coma Scale for the layman. ...

    Reference: http://www.biact.org/infartcl/glasgow.html
Vesna Zivcic
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