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incapacitated
\ ɪn.kəˈpæs.ɪ.teɪt \ “Incapacitated” means a judicial determination that a person lacks the capacity to manage at least some of the person’s property or to meet at least some of the person’s essential health and safety requirements. A minor shall be treated as being incapacitated. (PART II, Sec. 731.110) … Full Definition »
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vegetative state
Persistent vegetative state is an irreversible condition where reasonable medical judgment finds the complete loss of key brain functions. It results in the end of all thinking and consciousness, although heartbeat and breathing continue. Periods of sleep and wakefulness will still occur. … Full Definition »
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vegetative state
Persistent vegetative state is an irreversible condition where reasonable medical judgment finds the complete loss of key brain functions. It results in the end of all thinking and consciousness, although heartbeat and breathing continue. Periods of sleep and wakefulness will still occur. … Full Definition »
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