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agonal

 [ag´o-nal]
pertaining to death or extreme suffering.

ag·o·nal

(ag'on-ăl),
Relating to the process of dying or the moment of death, so called because of the notion that dying is a painful process or a struggle with death.

agonal

/ag·o·nal/ (ag´ah-n'l) pertaining to or occurring just before death.

agonal

(ăg′ə-nəl)
adj.
Associated with or relating to great pain, especially the agony of death.

agonal

[ag′ənəl]
Etymology: Gk, agon, struggle
pertaining to death and dying.

agonal

adjective Referring to that which occurs immediately before or at the time of death; terminal.

agonal

adjective Relating to that which occurs just before death

ag·o·nal

(ag'ŏ-năl)
Relating to struggles preceding death.
[G. agōn, contest, struggle]

agonal

Relating to the events occurring in the last moments of life, such as the cessation of breathing or the heartbeat.

agonal

pertaining to death or extreme suffering.

agonal gasp
the spasmodic open mouth with contraction of the diaphragm and retraction of the hyoid apparatus which occurs at death.