apallic state

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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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In the period 4.04-26.04, the patient was admitted to the Neurological rehabilitation clinic in Regensburg, Germany with the diagnosis of diminished wakefulness, at the time of a remission phase of an apallic syndrome. A tracheostomy tube, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube and suprapubic catheter were placed as part of the medical treatment.
According to the Mirror, although Schumacher is currently stable, doctors fear that due to Schumacher's severe brain damage, he may suffer from apallic syndrome, or persistent vegetative state, which happens when a patient with severe brain damage is in a state of partial arousal rather than true awareness.
An Austrian news website said the German F1 legend may suffer apallic syndrome - or persistent vegetative state.
APALLIC syndrome is sometimes called persistent vegetative state, which is longterm unconsciousness or coma caused by serious brain damage.
APALLIC syndrome, also called persistent vegetative state, has no cure.