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Glasgow Coma Score - GCS

Eye Opening Best Verbal Response Best Motor Response
0 NoneNoneNone
1 To PainIncomprehensibleExtending (decerebrate)
2 To SpeechInappropriateFlexing (decorticate)
3 SpontaneousConfused/screamingFlexing (withdrawal)
4 OpenOrientated/dysarthricLocalising pain
5 Conversant/clear speechObeys commands or spontaneous movement
6 Ambulatory


Jennett B. Some aspects of prognosis after severe head injury.Scand J Rehabil Med 1972;4(1):16-20
Teasdale G, Jennett B. Assessment and prognosis of coma after head injury. Acta Neurochir (Wien) 1976;34(1-4):45-55

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