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.
NHS Choices: Vegetative State -
Provides information on this condition and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.
NINDS Information Page
Coma and persistent vegetative state data compiled by The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
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