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"Definition of Clinical Death"

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Updated: August 8, 2006

Definition:


Clinical death is determined by either the cessation of heart beat and breathing or the criteria for establishing brain death.

Source:
DeSpelder LA. Strickland AL. 2005. The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying. 6th Ed. New York, N.Y.: McGraw Hill. P. 211.


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