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brain death

noun

Simple Definition of brain death

  • medical : the condition of having no brain function : the end of activity in the brain

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of brain death

  1. :  final cessation of activity in the central nervous system especially as indicated by a flat electroencephalogram for a predetermined length of time

1964

First Known Use of brain death

1964


Medical Dictionary

brain death

noun

Medical Definition of brain death

  1. :  final cessation of activity in the central nervous system especially as indicated by a flat electroencephalogram for a predetermined length of time

brain–dead adjective



Law Dictionary

brain death

noun \ˈbrān-ˌdeth\

Legal Definition of brain death

  1. :  the final stopping of activity in the central nervous system esp. as indicated by a flat electroencephalogram for a usu. statutorily predetermined period of time

brain–dead \ˈbrān-ˌded\ play adjective




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