A nurse is assessing an adult patient whose Glasgow Coma Scale score is indicative of a coma. The patient's score is most likely


• A GCS score of eight or less defines coma. The lowest achievable score is three, which means deep coma. Fifteen is a perfect score. 

• The Glasgow Coma Scale is a practical scale that independently evaluates three features including Best Eye Opening, Best Motor Response, and Best Verbal Response. 

• Incorrect: The other options are incorrect because the lowest score that can be achieved is three points. A GCS score of nine does not indicate coma.

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