Transient Vegetative State Definition


Transient 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.

Synonym: minimally conscious state, vegetative state, pvss (persistent vegetative state), pvs (persistent vegetative state), prolonged post-traumatic unawareness, post-traumatic vegetative state, post-traumatic unawareness states, post-traumatic unawareness state, post-comatose unawareness states, post-comatose unawareness state, persistent vegetative state, persistent unawareness state, permanent vegetative state.

Additional tags: transient vegetative state