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.
Police Surgeon Sindh Dr Aijaz Khokhar further remarked that the cause of death will be later announced after the consultation when the concerned investigation officer from police department will bring the report to the concerned medico-legal officer.
Cause of death included coronary heart disease, stroke, specific cancers, respiratory disease, digestive disease, external causes (including suicide and death from injury), and dementia.
The leading cause of death for younger adolescent girls aged 10-14 years are lower respiratory infections, such as pneumonia-often a result of indoor air pollution from cooking with dirty fuels.
After a thorough review of medical charts with sufficient data available to determine cause of death, underlying cause of death was determined by consensus between the two reviewers.
In formulating a cause of death statement, one must avoid describing agonal or terminal events that are invalid as cause of death statements.
Comparing the data collected from male and female deaths registered in 2015, heart disease remains to be the leading cause of death among men though the percentage has dropped from 14.
8] By January 2014, the system was capturing deaths within weeks of the date of death, and automatically coding the underlying cause of death in around 70% of cases.
To put this in perspective, 140 countries or 80 percent of the worlds population-do not have reliable cause of death statistics," said Lopez, one of the lead authors.