cerebral death

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Synonyms for cerebral death

death when respiration and other reflexes are absent


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The ethical aspects are camouflaged in the prudence that the respondents manifest towards their own involvement or of their families when they would be put in a position to make a decision in favor of organ donation for someone close, found in cerebral death. Thus, only 22% of the respondents would agree to organ donation in the conditions in which there are doubts regarding the prior options of the person in brain death.
The latter included the following items: ignorance about the will of the deceased, disfigurement of the corpse, inaccurate beliefs about cerebral death, ignorance about the organ assignment process, organ trafficking, fear about the removal of organs before death, inadequate medical attention to potential donors and worries about the costs of the process.
This latest condition, also a potential cause of PRES, was, in our opinion, the precipitating factor leading to cerebral death through a transient and limited decrease in arterial blood pressure.
A precise, unambiguous definition giving circumstances of cerebral death that can be empirically verifiable removes these people from being classified as dead.
Walker et al., "An Appraisal of the Criteria of Cerebral Death: A Summary Statement," JAMA 237 (1977): 982-86, at 983.