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near-death experience

Etymology: ME, nere + deth + L, experientia, trial
the subjective observations of people who either have been close to clinical death or have recovered after having been declared dead. Many claim to have witnessed similar episodes of passing through a tunnel toward a bright light and encountering people who had preceded them in death. See also out-of-body experience.

near-death experience

(1) Lazarus phenomenon, see there.
(2) A popular term for coming close to dying.

near-death experience

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NDE

The perception held by certain individuals that they have glimpsed an afterlife when coming close to death.
See: out-of-body experience

near-death experience,

n the subjective observation of someone who has either been close to clinical death or who may have recovered after having been declared dead. Many claim to have witnessed similar episodes of passing through a tunnel toward a bright light and encountering people who have preceded them in death.
Necator americanus
n the so-called New World hookworm. The adults of this species attach to villi in the small intestine and suck blood, causing abdominal discomfort, diarrhea and cramps, anorexia, loss of weight, and hypochromic microcytic anemia.
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It was found, on average, a person experienced about four different phenomena during a NDE - most frequently occurring were feelings of peacefulness, seeing a bright light, and encountering spirits/people, whereas the two most uncommon experiences were speeding thoughts and precognitive visions.
It does not simply regurgitate the detailed technical literature that may be largely irrelevant for end users, but offers explanations of NDE test procedures, sample applications, and results, in a very easy-to-use format.
Researchers have studied the NDE phenomenon over the last 30 years, with multiple studies addressing NDEs in patients experiencing cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injuries (French, 2005; Lommel et al.
Carter documents three veridical NDE cases in chapter 14, though he focuses primarily on the Pam Reynolds case.
In her review of the professional NDE literature from 1975 through 2005, Sutherland (2009) found that the contents of NDEs appear to be consistent across the lifespan: adults' and children's NDEs appear to contain the same elements, although NDErs typically describe those elements in terms befitting their developmental levels.
The hypothesis predicts that NDE occurs under circumstances of peril and is most likely to happen in those with a prior history of REM intrusion.
As a result, a given NDE might not feature all elements and such elements need not occur in a fixed order.
Dream content is wide-ranging, with scenes changing randomly, whereas NDE content follows a "logical" plot, with little sudden switching of characters.
And he suggests the NDE as a life rather than as a death experience, related essentially to the cultural background of the narrator.
The problem with NDE research results is that, although the heart and breathing had stopped in many patients, electrical activity in the brain had not.
Tests at the institute have demonstrated a new concept that transforms standard NDE sensor information into audible signals.