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apallic state



  1. diffuse, bilateral cerebral cortical degeneration caused by head injury, anoxia, or encephalitis;
  2. a state of persistent unresponsiveness, such as akinetic mutism, caused by brain damage.

Synonym(s): apallic syndrome, apallic

See Also: vegetative

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