Persistent Vegetative State (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.
Also Known As:
Vegetative State; Permanent Vegetative State; PVS (Persistent Vegetative State); Persistent Unawareness State; Post-Comatose Unawareness State; Post-Traumatic Unawareness State; Postcomatose Unawareness State; Posttraumatic Unawareness State; Prolonged Post-Traumatic Unawareness; Transient Vegetative State; Minimally Conscious States; PVSs (Persistent Vegetative State); Permanent Vegetative States; Persistent Unawareness States; Persistent Vegetative States; Post Comatose Unawareness State; Post Traumatic Unawareness State; Post Traumatic Vegetative State; Post-Comatose Unawareness States; Post-Traumatic Unawareness States; Post-Traumatic Unawareness, Prolonged; Post-Traumatic Unawarenesses, Prolonged; Post-Traumatic Vegetative States; Postcomatose Unawareness States; Posttraumatic Unawareness States; Prolonged Post Traumatic Unawareness; Prolonged Post-Traumatic Unawarenesses; State, Minimally Conscious; State, Permanent Vegetative; State, Persistent Unawareness; State, Persistent Vegetative; State, Post-Comatose Unawareness; State, Post-Traumatic Unawareness; State, Post-Traumatic Vegetative; State, Postcomatose Unawareness; State, Posttraumatic Unawareness; State, Transient Vegetative; State, Vegetative; States, Minimally Conscious; States, Permanent Vegetative; States, Persistent Unawareness; States, Persistent Vegetative; States, Post-Comatose Unawareness; States, Post-Traumatic Unawareness; States, Post-Traumatic Vegetative; States, Postcomatose Unawareness; States, Posttraumatic Unawareness; States, Transient Vegetative; States, Vegetative; Transient Vegetative States; Unawareness State, Persistent; Unawareness State, Post-Comatose; Unawareness State, Post-Traumatic; Unawareness State, Postcomatose; Unawareness State, Posttraumatic; Unawareness States, Persistent; Unawareness States, Post-Comatose; Unawareness States, Post-Traumatic; Unawareness States, Postcomatose; Unawareness States, Posttraumatic; Unawareness, Prolonged Post-Traumatic; Unawarenesses, Prolonged Post-Traumatic; Vegetative State, Permanent; Vegetative State, Post-Traumatic; Vegetative State, Transient; Vegetative States; Vegetative States, Permanent; Vegetative States, Persistent; Vegetative States, Post-Traumatic; Vegetative States, Transient; Minimally Conscious State; Post-Traumatic Vegetative State; Vegetative State, Persistent
Networked: 394 relevant articles (12 outcomes, 41 trials/studies)

Relationship Network

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Coma (Comas)
2. Brain Injuries (Brain Injury)
3. Spasm (Spasms)
4. Seizures (Seizure)
5. Myoclonus (Nocturnal Myoclonus)


1. Laureys, Steven: 13 articles (01/2015 - 01/2005)
2. Navarro, Jorge: 6 articles (10/2015 - 02/2009)
3. Thibaut, Aurore: 6 articles (01/2015 - 10/2013)
4. Schiff, Nicholas D: 6 articles (01/2013 - 06/2009)
5. Buonocunto, Francesca: 5 articles (10/2015 - 02/2009)
6. Singh, Nirbhay N: 5 articles (10/2015 - 02/2009)
7. O'Reilly, Mark F: 5 articles (10/2015 - 02/2009)
8. Lancioni, Giulio E: 5 articles (10/2015 - 02/2009)
9. Bruno, Marie-Aurélie: 5 articles (01/2015 - 08/2013)
10. Gosseries, Olivia: 5 articles (01/2015 - 08/2013)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Persistent Vegetative State:
1. zolpidem (Ambien)FDA LinkGeneric
2. Glucose (Dextrose)FDA LinkGeneric
3. BaclofenFDA LinkGeneric
4. Levodopa (L Dopa)FDA LinkGeneric
5. SodiumIBA
6. CatecholaminesIBA
7. Naloxone (Narcan)FDA LinkGeneric
8. Dopamine (Intropin)FDA LinkGeneric
9. Carbamazepine (Tegretol)FDA LinkGeneric
10. Neurotransmitter Agents (Neurotransmitter)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Deep Brain Stimulation
2. Wheelchairs (Wheel Chair)
3. Anesthesia
4. Enteral Nutrition (Feeding, Tube)
5. Euthanasia (Mercy Killing)