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Descriptor English:   Akinetic Mutism 
Descriptor Spanish:   Mutismo Acinético 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Afasia Acinética 
Synonyms English:   Akinetic Autism
Akinetic Mutisms
Autism, Akinetic
Coma Vigil
Coma Vigilans
Mutism, Akinetic
Vigil, Coma
Vigils, Coma  
Tree Number:   C10.228.140.042
Definition English:   A syndrome characterized by a silent and inert state without voluntary motor activity despite preserved sensorimotor pathways and vigilance. Bilateral FRONTAL LOBE dysfunction involving the anterior cingulate gyrus and related brain injuries are associated with this condition. This may result in impaired abilities to communicate and initiate motor activities. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p348; Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 1995 Feb;63(2):59-67) 
See Related English:   Persistent Vegetative State
 
History Note English:   1971 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   408 
Unique Identifier:   D000405 

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