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Glasgow Coma Scale Category: classification

The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is expressed in the EMV score: Eye - Motor - Verbal.

Best Eye Response. (4)

1. No eye opening.
2. Eye opening to pain.
3. Eye opening to verbal command.
4. Eyes open spontaneously.

Best Motor Response. (6)

1. No motor response.
2. Extension to pain.
3. Flexion to pain.
4. Withdrawal from pain.
5. Localising pain.
6. Obeys Commands.

Best Verbal Response. (5)

1. No verbal response
2. Incomprehensible sounds.
3. Inappropriate words.
4. Confused
5. Orientated

If no response on nail pressure think of a cervical lesion.

Last modified: 2008-04-29 Level: physician Article visits: 4153
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