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brain-dead

(brān′dĕd′)
adj.
1. Having irreversible brain damage with accompanying loss of brain function.
2. Informal Having little intelligence or interest; stupid or indifferent: "Office, pub, telly, bed, week after week. Ten years of that, and they're brain-dead" (Jane Stevenson).

brain′-dead`

or brain′ dead`,


adj.
1. having undergone brain death.
2. Slang. stupid.
Translations

brain-dead

[ˈbreɪnˌded] ADJ
1. (Med) → clínicamente muerto
2. (= stupid) → subnormal, tarado
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TOKYO, April 1 Kyodo The doctor who performed Japan's first heart transplant in 1968 on Thursday stressed the need for Japan to allow children under the age of 15 to be recipients of organs harvested from brain-dead donors.
But the head of the center says that efforts to persuade the families of brain-dead patients to allow organs to be harvested posthumously have so far failed.
The woman, who pledged her organs for transplant last year in the event of brain death, was declared legally brain-dead at 8:15 a.
The operation was started after the donor was confirmed legally brain-dead.
Japan's first heart, liver, kidney and cornea transplants from a brain-dead donor took place on March 1 at the Kochi Medical School in Kochi Prefecture.
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Participants in a symposium on organ transplants discussed here on Wednesday revising Japan's Organ Transplant Law to allow organ donations from brain-dead children under 15 and to permit donations to go ahead with the consent of only the donor's family.
TOKYO, June 14 Kyodo Japan's third set of operations to transplant organs from a brain-dead donor got off to a smooth start Monday, with surgeons successfully completing one of two kidney transplants and starting operations to transplant a heart and a liver.
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WHITTIER - After waiting three weeks to receive the body for burial, family members of Jerry John Moreno were still uncertain Friday how the Whittier man ended up battered and brain-dead while in custody at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic.
Despite Japan's Organ Transplant Law, ''transplants are not making progress,'' Yoshida told reporters, adding he hopes the law will be revised to accommodate the requests of relatives to allow organ transplants from brain-dead persons.
A string of organ transplants involving four recipients and a brain-dead female donor was completed Wednesday morning as Osaka University Hospital doctors finished transplanting one of her kidneys into a man suffering from diabetic nephritis.