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brain death

n.
Irreversible brain damage and loss of brain function, as evidenced by cessation of breathing and other vital reflexes, unresponsiveness to stimuli, absence of muscle activity, and a flat electroencephalogram for a specific length of time.

brain death

n
(Pathology) irreversible cessation of respiration due to irreparable brain damage, even though the heart may continue beating with the aid of a mechanical ventilator: widely considered as the criterion of death. Also called: cerebral death

brain′ death`


n.
complete cessation of brain function as evidenced by absence of brain-wave activity on an electroencephalogram: sometimes used as a legal definition of death.
[1965–70]
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Noun1.brain death - death when respiration and other reflexes are absent; consciousness is gone; organs can be removed for transplantation before the heartbeat stops
death - the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism; "the animal died a painful death"
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KEYWORDS: Brain death, Intensive care nurse, Organ donation, Organ transplantation.
Brain death is however not without controversies, even though a person who is brain dead is legally and clinically dead, their hearts are kept beating and their blood still flows to their organs through an artificial respiratory machine and so they still appear as though they are alive.
They also discussed perceptions about brain death in the healthcare circles in their countries, the reasons why some people donate and others do not.
Later Dr Fareena Hanif and Dr Arslan Khan of SIUT discussed the ethical aspects of brain death and donation of organs from deceased donors.
This approval will also enable the OCS Lung System to be used with both donors after brain death, or DBD, and donors after circulatory death, or DCD.
Still, autonomy (2) is hampered when the individuals are deprived of the possibility to make a genuinely informed choice with respect to organ donation in the event of "brain death".
As a result, the concept of 'brain death' was introduced as an additional definition of death to complement death by heart-lung failure.
Still, the study raises a host of bioethical issues, including questions about the very definition of brain death and potential consequences for protocols related to organ donation.
"Brain death refers to irreversible loss of capacity for awareness and consciousness.
The process of assessment for brain death starts six hours after an event that has led to a coma for an adult patient, according to the newly drafted brain death policy in Dubai.