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brain death

noun as in cerebral death

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The research team were cautious, using a patient who had suffered brain death, attaching the kidney to the outside of the body, and closely monitoring for only a limited amount of time.

It can spot seizures, monitor sleep and even help determine brain death.

Humans, for example, can sometimes go on breathing, metabolizing food and physically maturing even after clinical brain death, undercutting our medical and legal concepts of vitality.

Different regions, and even different hospitals, have their own rules about determining brain death.

This is one central reason that situations involving brain death are so complicated—the definition of death is not entirely clear.

After brain death modern medicine can keep the body functioning in a near-physiological state for some time.

The diagnosis of brain death is usually made at the bedside with corroborating clinical and neuroimaging evidence.

Brain death implies the complete and permanent absence of neurological function in the cortex and the brainstem.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to brain death, such as: irreversible coma, local death, and somatic death.

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