Definition of clinical death in English:

clinical death

Syllabification: clin·i·cal death

noun

Death as judged by the medical observation of cessation of vital functions. It is typically identified with the cessation of heartbeat and respiration, though modern resuscitation methods and life-support systems have required the introduction of the alternative concept of brain death.
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  • Studies of near death or clinical death experiences have given anthropologists a clue to the stages of a journey.
  • ‘Right now, we can easily bring animals back from two hours of absolute clinical death,’ says Hal Sternberg, BioTime's VP of research.
  • A near death experience involves people who suffer a short period of clinical death, when heart or brain functioning stops.

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