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Brain death

Introduction: Brain death

Description of Brain death

Brain death (medical condition): Physically alive with basic mental function but without high mental...more »

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Persistent Vegetative State:
  »Introduction: Persistent Vegetative State
  »Symptoms of Persistent Vegetative State
  »Treatments for Persistent Vegetative State

Brain death: A state of prolonged irreversible cessation of all brain activity, including lower brain stem function with the complete absence of voluntary movements, responses to stimuli, brain stem reflexes, and spontaneous respirations. Reversible conditions which mimic this clinical state (e.g., sedative overdose, hypothermia, etc.) are excluded prior to making the determination of brain death. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp348-9)
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Brain death: A state of prolonged irreversible cessation of all brain activity, including lower brain stem function with the complete absence of voluntary movements, responses to stimuli, brain stem reflexes, and spontaneous respirations. Reversible conditions which mimic this clinical state (e.g., sedative overdose, hypothermia, etc.) are excluded prior to making the determination of brain death. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp348-9).
Source: MeSH 2007

Brain death: Related Topics

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Brain death as a Disease

Brain death: Another name for Persistent Vegetative State (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Persistent Vegetative State
  »Symptoms of Persistent Vegetative State
  »Treatments for Persistent Vegetative State

Brain death: Related Diseases

Brain death: Brain death is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Brain death (Persistent Vegetative State)

Some of the symptoms of Brain death incude:

Treatments for Brain death (Persistent Vegetative State)

Treatments for Brain death (Persistent Vegetative State) include:

Treatment of Brain death: For more treatment information about Brain death, see treatment of Persistent Vegetative State (Brain death)

Brain death: Article Excerpts about Persistent Vegetative State

A persistent vegetative state, which sometimes follows a coma, refers to a condition in which individuals have lost... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Coma Information Page: NINDS)

Brain death: Related Disease Topics

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Terms Similar to Brain death:

  • Brain Dead
  • Coma Depasse

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Brain death

Source - MeSH 2007

The following terms can be used for Brain death

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Hierarchical classifications of Brain death

The following list attempts to classify Brain death into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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