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food coma

slang A state of drowsiness and lethargy induced by eating a large quantity of food (often carbohydrates). I was in a food coma for the rest of the night after Thanksgiving dinner.
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In the present study alcohol intoxication, cerebral malaria was found to be the commonest cause of coma with normal CT scan brain.
The use of Hubble's sharp eye helped the team study the coma in detail.
The coma patients who recovered had the same coordination between these two brain areas as in healthy people, the study reported.
The teenager spent six hours in surgery to minimise infection and was taken to intensive care, where he remained in a coma. His left femur was snapped in half and he had a broken wrist plus fractures in his back and pelvis.
To survive the rough-and-tumble streets of Coma, the dark galaxies must be over 99 percent dark matter--a far cry from the roughly 85 percent that's typical of galaxies.
The brand of irony in "Induced Coma" is a signature of Jaffe's docufictions, where existing texts are appropriated, reframed, and "treated" to generate a defamiliarizing effect for readers.
Patients who have had major head injuries are sometimes put in a drug-induced coma to give the brain a chance to heal; a coma reduces the need for blood flow and may help the swelling go down.
2013 Jan 24.08, in 30cmT, f/10 x117, prominent, stands out from the star background, quite condensed, central coma punctuated by faint star-like point and surrounded by considerable wispy outer coma.
The X-ray emission is from multimillion-degree gas and the optical data shows galaxies in the Coma Cluster, which contain only about one-sixth the mass in hot gas.
In a sense, strong ratings for "Andromeda Strain"--reuniting its producers, including Ridley and the late Tony Scott, as well as director Mikael Salomon--all but foreshadowed "Coma's" fate, as the latest project follows the same formula, bloating and dumbing down the relatively spare, science-based source material.
We imagine that being in a coma feels like going swimming in a suit of armor.
In her "COMA" series, 2010-, the centerpiece of her new show, seven posters for the eponymous 1978 sci-fi thriller have been thickly lacquered over with black enamel save for the severe block-letter title, also black.
Patricia, 22, was struck down by a rare brain disease caused by parrot faeces, forcing doctors to place her in a medically induced coma. Her family were told to prepare for the worst - Patricia would die, or be left brain-dead.
A WOMAN who'd been in a coma in a Spanish hospital since Monday has died.