brain death

noun

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


BRAIN DEATH Defined for English Language Learners

brain death

noun

Definition of brain death for English Language Learners

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


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 especially as indicated by a flat electroencephalogram for a usually statutorily predetermined period of time

brain–dead

\ˈbrān-ˌded\ play adjective


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