vegetative state


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vegetative state

[′vej·ə‚tād·iv ‚stāt]
(virology)
The noninfective state during which the genome of a phage multiplies and directs host synthesis of substances needed for production of infective particles.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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patients in a persistent vegetative state were in Catholic facilities.
After all, persistent vegetative states are rare; the merely terminally ill we have in relative abundance.
Catholic bishops have encouraged the continued feeding of patients in a "persistent vegetative state," or PVS, but reserved the final decision for families and doctors.
Some people are concerned that patients with living wills who have requested no extraordinary life-prolonging medical treatments in the case of a vegetative state might not have their intentions respected.
The boy had been taking care of his brother since May last year and told investigators, ''I killed my brother because being in a vegetative state after his attempted suicide he has no future,'' investigation sources said.
"It is a peculiar disease which pushes children into a vegetative state after sunset.
Recalling the case of Aruna Shanbaug, he added, "This issue of passive euthanasia was considered by the Supreme Court in Aruna Shanbaug's case a few years ago and a two judge bench of the Supreme Court had held that passive Euthanasia is perfectly legal, which means that like Aruna Shanbaug who was in a permanent vegetative state, her next of kin or her guardians had the right to direct the hospital and the doctors to withdraw her life support systems." ( ANI )
e Judge told Toulouse: "Your Y haymaker punch caused the damage and left Rory in a persistent vegetative state and he has never regained consciousness.
"This could mean a permanent vegetative state where Schumacher would effectively be paralysed."
Researchers at the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and the University of Cambridge have found a patient in a vegetative state who could focus on words as well as a healthy individual.
THE courts are being asked to rule in a dispute over whether it is in "the best interests" of a man in a vegetative state to receive life-saving treatment if his condition deteriorates.
A heart attack in 1975 left 21-year-old Karen Ann Quinlan in a nonresponsive, unconscious vegetative state for a decade.