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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 CFHT data, K2 had a coma already at 2 billion miles from the Sun, when it was between the orbits of Uranus and Neptune.
100 consecutive cases of coma between 2 months and 12 years of age were selected for the study.
The brain scans showed that coordination of activity between two particular areas of the brain was much different between the patients who later recovered from a coma and those who didn't.
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.
However, former Formula One doctor Gary Hartstein said while Schumacher's leaving the hospital was a positive sign, the announcement that he had emerged from a coma was not news.
Aziz said doctors typically try every few days to bring someone out of a coma.
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.
The new Aberdeen Coma Science Group - believed to be the first of its kind in Scotland - hopes to provide greater insights into coma patient awareness.
is fifty years old and has been in a coma for eighteen years, ten months and seventeen days.
The COMA paintings might have been yet another example of contemporary art esoterica (work overcomplicated by a surfeit of obscure source references) if not for the fact that we know that the movie poster is right there, underneath.
She knew the pin number of her ATM bank machine, knowing that after being in a coma for a couple of weeks, we knew that that was still Tricia.
A WOMAN who'd been in a coma in a Spanish hospital since Monday has died.
One day when he delivers magazines to the coma ward, Abby is certain that Tess's eyelids flutter.
Summary: RAS AL KHAIMAH -- The Ras Al Khamiah Civil Court has rejected a petition for Dh11 million in compensation demanded by the family of an Emirati who had spent 11 years in deep coma before his death after a road accident which took place in 1998.