Definition of brain death in English:

brain death

noun

mass noun
  • Irreversible brain damage causing the end of independent respiration, regarded as indicative of death.

    • ‘A Uniform Determination of Death Act insisted on ‘whole brain death’ as a sine qua non of brain death.’
    • ‘After medical team members have confirmed brain death, permission to harvest the donor kidneys and other organs must be obtained from the patient's family members.’
    • ‘Comparison of organ donation from living and cadaveric donors presents a unique opportunity to study the effect of brain death on clinical outcome.’
    • ‘To make a diagnosis of brain death, doctors conduct required medical tests.’
    • ‘Thus physicians have to make clinical decisions about brain death wherever neurologists or neurosurgeons are not available.’
    • ‘Somehow, brain death triggers an inflammatory response and leads to the release of molecules called cytokines.’
    • ‘Common syndromes of impaired consciousness include stupor, coma, persistent vegetative state, and brain death.’
    • ‘There is no question of any neurological condition that could simulate brain death.’
    • ‘If there is still activity in the brain stem, a person is considered to have sustained brain damage, rather than brain death.’
    • ‘Reye's syndrome can eventually lead to a coma and brain death.’
    • ‘Most people understand the concept of brain death and see the wisdom in equating death with brain death.’
    • ‘People can recover from comas, but not brain death.’
    • ‘One potential method of addressing this issue in humans would be to evaluate diaphragmatic function and structure in organ donor patients with brain death.’
    • ‘In people who are deeply unconscious, an EEG can be used to distinguish between brain death and potential reversible conditions.’
    • ‘You might not realize this, but brain death, the medical diagnosis, has a relatively short history.’
    • ‘The programme also states that an isoelectric EEG is an indicator of brain death, which is not correct.’
    • ‘We should not use a few examples of incredible recoveries from comas as evidence that there is no such thing as irreversible brain death.’
    • ‘Cultural strain remains greatest in Japan, where concepts of brain death remain unacceptable to many people and traditional attitudes to death reverence the body and its transformation into a new ancestor.’
    • ‘Initially, transplantation was done using whole livers from donors who met the criteria for brain death but whose heart was still beating.’
    • ‘An occasional use of the EEG is in confirming the diagnosis of brain death, when an isoelectric record may be obtained, but technical difficulties can lead to equivocal results.’

Pronunciation

brain death