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Persistent Vegetative State MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Persistent Vegetative State
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.140.140.627
C10.597.606.358.800.400
C23.888.592.604.359.800.400
Unique ID
D018458
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018458
Annotation
see also AKINETIC MUTISM
Scope Note
Vegetative 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 Term(s)
Minimally Conscious State
PVS (Persistent Vegetative State)
Permanent Vegetative State
Persistent Unawareness State
Post-Comatose Unawareness State
Post-Traumatic Unawareness State
Post-Traumatic Vegetative State
Postcomatose Unawareness State
Posttraumatic Unawareness State
Prolonged Post-Traumatic Unawareness
Transient Vegetative State
Vegetative State
Vegetative State, Persistent
NLM Classification #
WB 182
Previous Indexing
Coma (1972-1994)
See Also
Akinetic Mutism
Coma
Public MeSH Note
1995; VEGETATIVE STATE was see COMA 1980-1994
History Note
1995; VEGETATIVE STATE was see COMA 1980-1994
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/04/16
Revision Date
2001/07/25
Persistent Vegetative State Preferred
Permanent Vegetative State Related
Vegetative State Broader
Post-Traumatic Vegetative State Related
Prolonged Post-Traumatic Unawareness Related
Transient Vegetative State Related
Minimally Conscious State Related
Post-Comatose Unawareness State Related
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