Definitions: Brain Injury Legal Glossary "G"

Glasgow Coma Scale: A clinical tool used to assess the degree of consciousness and neurological functioning, and therefore severity of brain injury by testing motor responsiveness, verbal acuity, and eye opening.

Glasgow Outcome Scale: A reliable scale for categorizing the outcomes of brain-injured survivors on the basis of overall social capability (or dependence). The four possible categories of survival are Vegetative state (VS), Moderate Disability (MD), Severe Disability (SD) and Good Recovery (GR).

Global Aphasia: A condition in which patients suffer severe communication disabilities as a result of extensive damage to portions of the brain responsible for language.

 

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