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Descriptor English: Akinetic Mutism
Descriptor Spanish: Mutismo Acinético
Descriptor Portuguese: Afasia Acinética
Descriptor French: Mutisme akinétique
Entry term(s): Akinetic Autism
Akinetic Mutisms
Autism, Akinetic
Coma Vigil
Coma Vigilans
Mutism, Akinetic
Vigil, Coma
Vigils, Coma
Tree number(s): C10.228.140.042
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000405
Scope note: 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)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Mutism (1966-1970)
Public MeSH Note: 1971
History Note: 1971
Related: Persistent Vegetative State MeSH
DeCS ID: 408
Unique ID: D000405
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Date Established: 1971/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1999/11/03
Akinetic Mutism - Preferred
Concept UI M0000615
Scope note 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)
Preferred term Akinetic Mutism
Entry term(s) Akinetic Autism
Akinetic Mutisms
Autism, Akinetic
Coma Vigil
Coma Vigilans
Mutism, Akinetic
Vigil, Coma
Vigils, Coma



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