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What is a vegetative state?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Vegitative 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.

In brief: Vegitative 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.
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Brain damage

Vegetative state is the condition a person is left in when they lack conscious mobility and voluntary control of their body, movements, and function.
This state usually results from some significant insult to the brain, ie, lack of oxygen (drowning, asphyxia, etc). A patient may require various level of life support from ventilator to feeding tubes.

In brief: Brain damage

Vegetative state is the condition a person is left in when they lack conscious mobility and voluntary control of their body, movements, and function.
This state usually results from some significant insult to the brain, ie, lack of oxygen (drowning, asphyxia, etc). A patient may require various level of life support from ventilator to feeding tubes.
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