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Akinetic Mutism MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Akinetic Mutism
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.140.042
Unique ID
D000405
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000405
Scope Note
A syndrome characterized by a silent and inert state without voluntary motor activity despite preserved sensorimotor pathways and vigilance. Bilateral FRONTAL LOBE dysfunction involving the anterior cingulate gyrus and related brain injuries are associated with this condition. This may result in impaired abilities to communicate and initiate motor activities. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p348; Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 1995 Feb;63(2):59-67)
Entry Term(s)
Akinetic Autism
Coma Vigil
Coma Vigilans
Mutism, Akinetic
NLM Classification #
WL 348
Previous Indexing
Mutism (1966-1970)
See Also
Persistent Vegetative State
Public MeSH Note
1971
History Note
1971
Date Established
1971/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1999/11/03
Akinetic Mutism Preferred
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