apallic state

a·pal·lic state

1. diffuse, bilateral cerebral cortical degeneration caused by head injury, anoxia, or encephalitis;
See also: vegetative.
2. a state of persistent unresponsiveness, such as akinetic mutism, caused by brain damage.
See also: vegetative.
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Many physicians, especially in Europe, use imprecise and antiquated language such as "coma vigile," "akinetic mutism," and "apallic state" to describe some syndromes.