anencephaly

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Synonyms for anencephaly

a defect in brain development resulting in small or missing brain hemispheres

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Because CBF was preserved, no apnea test and no second EEG were performed at H72 despite the absence of brain stem reflexes and a first flat EEG.
Both are associated with the absence of brain blood flow--no blood flow, no neurological function.
He added: "In the absence of brain injury and intercranial bleeding, it's probable her life may have been saved if she'd received prompt medical treatment."
In fact, this activity is so fundamental to life that most nations now define death not by the absence of heartbeat or respiration, but by the absence of brain electrical activity.
* Three times, twice in the 1980s and again in 2006, the Vatican has signaled its acceptance of so-called "brain death," meaning reliance on the absence of brain activity to define death.
In the absence of brain tissue hemiation, surgical repair of the leak site in the dura can be performed conveniently via a transmastoid approach.
In our case, the absence of brain tissue did not allow immunohistochemical staining or in situ hybridization.
The number, ranging from zero to 100 (zero denoting absence of brain activity and 100 indicating a conscious patient), can be used by clinicians, in conjunction with other vital signs, to achieve optimal anesthesia delivery.