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- Death : State of thermodynamic equilibrium achieved after the end of life.
- Brain : The core unit of a central nervous system.
- Neurology : The medical specialty concerned with evaluating the nervous system and the other system that it affects, and the treatment of nervous system disorders.
- Apnea : The cessation of breathing; may be reversible either physiologically (e.g., sleep apnea) or by artificial respiration
- Brainstem : Portion of the brain, consisting of the medulla oblongata, pons Varolii, and midbrain, that connects the spinal cord to the forebrain and cerebrum.
- Coma : A profound state of unconsciousness associated with depressed cerebral activity from which the individual cannot be aroused.
- Computed tomographic cerebral angiography : Add brief definition or description
- Electroencephalography : A technique that records brain electrical activity non-invasively.
- Functional magnetic resonance imaging : A neuroimaging technique used to monitor task-specific blood oxygenation, primarily in the brain.
- Magnetic resonance angiography : Non-invasive method of vascular imaging and determination of internal anatomy without injection of contrast media or radiation exposure. The technique is used especially in cerebral angiography as well as for studies of other vascular structures. (National Library of Medicine)
- Somatosensory evoked potential : Add brief definition or description
- Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography : Add brief definition or description
- Artificial respiration : Any method of artificial breathing that employs mechanical or non-mechanical means to force the air into and out of the lungs.
- Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitatio : Add brief definition or description
- Hypoxia : A decreased partial pressure of oxygen in the blood.
- Near-death experience : (or NDE) Experience reported by patients of coming close to death
- American Life League : An interest group opposed to all activities against life, from the single cell to withdrawal of hydration and nutrition from brain-dead adults; it bases its position on its interpretation of Catholic doctrine, although it accuses the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops of having a social activism group it alleges supports homosexuality and abortion
- Transplantation : The surgical procedure used transfer cells or organs (i.e., the transplant) from a donor to a recipient; also used to describe the entire process including donor and recipient selection, transfer, and management of the transplant.