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Persistent Vegetative State
MeSH HeadingPersistent Vegetative State
Tree NumberC10.228.140.140.627
Tree NumberC10.597.606.358.800.400
Tree NumberC23.888.592.604.359.800.400
Annotationsee also AKINETIC MUTISM
Scope NoteVegetative state refers to the neurocognitive status of individuals with severe brain damage, in whom physiologic functions (sleep-wake cycles, autonomic control, and breathing) persist, but awareness (including all cognitive function and emotion) is abolished.
Entry TermMinimally Conscious State
Entry TermPermanent Vegetative State
Entry TermPersistent Unawareness State
Entry TermPost-Comatose Unawareness State
Entry TermPost-Traumatic Unawareness State
Entry TermPost-Traumatic Vegetative State
Entry TermPostcomatose Unawareness State
Entry TermPosttraumatic Unawareness State
Entry TermProlonged Post-Traumatic Unawareness
Entry TermPVS (Persistent Vegetative State)
Entry TermTransient Vegetative State
Entry TermVegetative State
Entry TermVegetative State, Persistent
See AlsoAkinetic Mutism
See AlsoComa
Allowable QualifiersBL CF CI CL CN CO DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RA RH RI RT SU TH UR US VE VI
Previous Indexing Coma (1972-1994)
History Note1995; VEGETATIVE STATE was see COMA 1980-1994
Date of Entry19940416
Unique IDD018458


MeSH Tree Structures

 
Nervous System Diseases [C10]
   Central Nervous System Diseases [C10.228]
      Brain Diseases [C10.228.140]
         Brain Damage, Chronic [C10.228.140.140]
Brain Injury, Chronic [C10.228.140.140.127]
Cerebral Palsy [C10.228.140.140.254]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodePersistent Vegetative State [C10.228.140.140.627]

 
Nervous System Diseases [C10]
   Neurologic Manifestations [C10.597]
      Neurobehavioral Manifestations [C10.597.606]
         Consciousness Disorders [C10.597.606.358]
            Unconsciousness [C10.597.606.358.800]
Coma [C10.597.606.358.800.200]  +
Arrow pointing to current tree nodePersistent Vegetative State [C10.597.606.358.800.400]
Stupor [C10.597.606.358.800.500]
Syncope [C10.597.606.358.800.600]  +

 
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms [C23]
   Signs and Symptoms [C23.888]
      Neurologic Manifestations [C23.888.592]
         Neurobehavioral Manifestations [C23.888.592.604]
            Consciousness Disorders [C23.888.592.604.359]
               Unconsciousness [C23.888.592.604.359.800]
Coma [C23.888.592.604.359.800.200]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodePersistent Vegetative State [C23.888.592.604.359.800.400]
Stupor [C23.888.592.604.359.800.500]
Syncope [C23.888.592.604.359.800.600]  +

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