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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As to the cause of death, the witness said it could be stated in two words.
Suppose, for example, that a man dies of arsenic poisoning, we say that his taking arsenic was the cause of death. But clearly the process by which he acquired the arsenic is irrelevant: everything that happened before he swallowed it may be ignored, since it cannot alter the effect except in so far as it alters his condition at the moment of taking the dose.
Another inquest was held: another post-mortem examination failed to reveal a probable cause of death. Another verdict of "the visitation of God" left all at liberty to form their own conclusions.
The cause of death was a deep stab in the left side, which must have penetrated the heart.
While the leading cause of death for both males and females is ischemic heart disease, the other top killers of men differ from the top causes of death of women.
However, the officials denied any "overdose" of the tranquillizer as the cause of death of the carnivore.
Across England, 8,055 people had a cause of death linked to anaphylactic reactions.
The section states that 'the words cause of death include not only the apparent cause of death as ascertainable by inspection or post-mortem examination of the body of the deceased, but also all matters necessary to enable an opinion to be formed as to the manner in which the deceased came by his death and as to whether his death resulted in any way from, or was accelerated by, any unlawful act or omission on the part of any other person'.
Some senior police officers Dawn talked to say the autopsy is according to the law of the land to know the cause of death in unnatural death (particularly murder) cases but its absence may weaken the case to give benefit of doubt to the killer (s) in later stages.
The age-adjusted CRF mortality rates, with CRF as underlying cause of death, ranged from 10.8 per 100,000 inhabitants in 1986 to 2.6 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2012.
That figure was also up from 2016, when it stood at 9.6% Suicide remained the leading cause of death for both men and women aged between 20-34, too.
is the killer three age caused 10.3% of all deaths of women aged 65-79, while heart disease was the leading cause of death for men (15.0%) in the same age range.