cause of death

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Noun1.cause of death - the causal agent resulting in death; "heart disease is the biggest killer in the United States"
causal agency, causal agent, cause - any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
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The one cause of death had been Hemorrhage; and the one peculiarity which called for notice had been discovered in the mouth.
Suppose, for example, that a man dies of arsenic poisoning, we say that his taking arsenic was the cause of death.
Another inquest was held: another post-mortem examination failed to reveal a probable cause of death.
The cause of death was a deep stab in the left side, which must have penetrated the heart.
Eventually I certified heart-failure as the im- mediate cause of death.
Roylott's conduct had long been notorious in the county, but he was unable to find any satisfactory cause of death.
In India, the data on cause of death are available from sources such as Medical Certification of Cause of Death in urban areas and Survey of Cause of Death in rural area.
The three neighbourhoods are the ONLY places in the UK where murder tops the cause of death in an age group.
In 2005, the infection was either the underlying cause of death or a contributory factor in 313 cases and was the main cause in 102 cases.
But what will be the next most common cause of death - the next epidemic?
Even though SIDS is a natural cause of death, not knowing the reason behind it still wreaks havoc on parents.
There were differences in the magnitude and consistency of association by cause of death, with PNM due to respiratory causes and SIDS being more consistently associated with PM levels.