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per·sis·ten·t veg·e·ta·tive state

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  1. persistent vegetative statenoun

    A condition of patients with severe brain damage in whom coma has progressed to a state of wakefulness without awareness.

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  1. Persistent vegetative state

    A persistent vegetative state is a disorder of consciousness in which patients with severe brain damage are in a state of partial arousal rather than true awareness. It is a diagnosis of some uncertainty in that it deals with a syndrome. After four weeks in a vegetative state, the patient is classified as in a persistent vegetative state. This diagnosis is classified as a permanent vegetative state after approximately one year of being in a vegetative state.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Persistent Vegetative State

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of persistent vegetative state in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of persistent vegetative state in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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