Unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (UWS) is replacing the medical term persistent vegetative state. “Let’s look at WHY?”
Lesson 11: Nervous System
Are you referring to brain-injured patients who recover some consciousness as being in a persistent vegetative state? If so it is time to update your vocabulary to include the new term which is more descriptive and void of negative connotation.
Do you use these terms when talking about addiction: substance abuse, addict, alcoholic, drug addiction? Read the post and learn the changing language of addiction.
Have you seen Zika in the headlines lately? Check out the terms you need to know, and more, to help understand this emerging infectious disease. Click the link below.
Have you noticed the medical term Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE used in the news recently? Learn more about the disease that affects some retired football players. Click the link below.
Do you like crosswords? This one features CTE and Zika virus, words you are seeing in the news. Have fun!