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"Definition of Clinical Death"


Updated: August 8, 2006


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

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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