cerebral death


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Noun1.cerebral 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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Brain death, also called cerebral death, can occur especially as a violent unnatural death, in severe traumatic brain injuries --a medical surgical pathology of neurosurgery.
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