Coma

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A Coma is a state of prolonged unconsciousness.

Overview

People in comas do not respond to outside stimuli such as pain, sound, and touch. (SG1: "Morpheus") In a coma hearing is one of the last things to go and the first to return. Many coma patients report being able to hear others talking around them. (SGA: "The Real World")

History

The Goa'uld Naquadah-Potassium bomb in Cassandra caused her to fall into a coma when she went close to the Stargate. (SG1: "Singularity") When Daniel Jackson was transferred into Ma'chello's dying body, he fell into a coma. (SG1: "Holiday") When Jackson became addicted to the Light matrix hologram device, he fell into a coma shortly after returning to Earth. (SG1: "The Light") When Thor had a Goa'uld Mind probe implanted into his brain, the Asgard removed it but he fell into a coma. (SG1: "Revelations") When Jack O'Neill was infected with the Ancient plague, he fell into a coma. (SG1: "Frozen") One of Egeria's sabotaged symbiotes entered a man and left him in a coma-like state. (SG1: "Cure") When Senator Robert Kinsey was shot he ended up in a come. (SG1: "Smoke and Mirrors")

Jackson's mind went into a coma-like state when numerous consciousnesses were put into his brain. (SG1: "Lifeboat") Selmak fell into a coma when he began to die, which meant he could not die without releasing toxins into Jacob Carter. (SG1: "Threads") Dr. Carson Beckett put Sgt. Bates into a medically induced coma until his subdural hematoma could be dealt with. (SGA: "The Siege, Part 1") John Sheppard was put into a medically induced coma when he was being affected by the Iratus bug retrovirus in order to stop him from harming others. (SGA: "Conversion") When Elizabeth Weir was being infected by Asuran Nanites, she entered a coma-like state where she was able to hear those around her. (SGA: "The Real World")

Meredith Rodney McKay put Jeannie Miller in a medically-induced coma and broke her legs so the nanites she had been injected with would be distracted. (SGA: "Miller's Crossing") The Hive ship pathogen caused Jennifer Keller to enter a coma-like state. (SGA: "The Seed") Dr. Radek Zelenka went into a light coma after surgery he got when he was stabbed. (SGA: "Identity") Rush ended up in a coma for a few days after transferring his consciousness into Destiny's computer and back. (SGU: "Seizure")