brain dead

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Adj.1.brain dead - having irreversible loss of brain function as indicated by a persistent flat electroencephalogram; "was declared brain dead"
dead - no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"
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THE inquest into the death of a pregnant mother of two put on life support for 24 days after she was declared brain dead has returned an open verdict.
Hospital sources said that doctors have declared Dr Malik brain dead, but they were reluctant to share the information with public.
According to him, kidney transplants that can be carried out after taking the organ from dozens of people declared brain dead can save the lives of many people who are on dialysis in Oman, but this practice has not been endorsed by people in the country.
The discovery came months after three doctors, including one appointed by a judge, declared Jahi McMath, 13, brain dead and Alameda County issued a death certificate after her Dec.
During an interview with Loaded magazine, the 'Taken' actor opened up about the tragic death of the 'Wild Child' star following a freak skiing accident five years ago, which left her brain dead, and has confessed that he still expects his wife to walk in through the door of their New York house, the Mirror reported.
Alarge Iranian surgical team last week successfully transplanted the hand of brain dead person to a 37-year-old who lost his hand six years ago in a meat grinder.
The Ministry of Higher Education has approached all medical colleges and university hospitals in the country to register brain dead patients in their intensive care units for the data to be used by the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT).
Former boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho remains on life support a day after being labeled brain dead following a drive-by shooting in Puerto Rico as his family starts planning his funeral.
The brain dead person is held to have lost integrative unity of the body.
Usher's stepson has reportedly been announced brain dead following a Jet Ski accident.
The series of transplants is drawing attention as the first case in which a child donor under age 6 has been declared brain dead since the revised organ transplant law took effect in July 2010 to cover children under age 15, requiring tougher brain-death criteria for those under 6.
Gross: "If a person is declared brain dead, what are the legalities of either taking them off or leaving them on life support and who determines that?