induced coma

/ɪndjust ˈkoʊmə/ (say indyoohst 'kohmuh)

noun Medicine
a coma deliberately brought on by drug treatment to reduce the metabolic rate of brain tissue and the cerebral flow of blood as a way of protecting the brain, as in surgery or after trauma.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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