brain death

Definition of "brain death"
  1. A condition characterized by a cessation of activity in the central nervous system, typically confirmed by a lack of brain waves on an electroencephalogram over a period defined by law
How to use "brain death" in a sentence
  1. After a severe car accident, the patient was declared to be in a state of brain death.
  2. The organ donation was scheduled after confirming the brain death of the potential donor.
  3. In the unfortunate event of brain death, a legal representative can make medical decisions on the patient's behalf.

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