Induced Coma

A barbiturate-induced coma, or barb coma, is a temporary coma (a deep state of unconsciousness) brought on by a controlled dose of a barbiturate drug, usually pentobarbital or thiopental. Barbiturate comas are used to protect the brain during major neurosurgery, and as a last line of treatment in certain cases of status epilepticus that have not responded to other treatments.Barbiturates reduce the metabolic rate of brain tissue, as well as the cerebral blood flow. With these reductions, the blood vessels in the brain narrow, decreasing the amount of space occupied by the brain, and hence the intracranial pressure.
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    Marketing Made Simple TV was an awesome show created and hosted by yours truly. But it also gave me a world-class network. Let me share an example. By the way, the domain was “stolen” while I was hospitalized. The domain expired while I was in an induced coma and someone else took it. Unfortunately, isn’t even working now.

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