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Definition: 'Persistent Vegetative State'

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persistent vegetative state (PVS)

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. vegetative state (q.v.) of prolonged duration (defined in different sources as duration of longer than 1 month, 1 year, or 2 years); usually permanent.




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