Definition of clinical death in English:

clinical death

Line breaks: clin|ic¦al death

noun

[mass 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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