near-death experience

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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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A qualitative and quantitative study of the incidence, features and aetiology of near death experiences in cardiac arrest survivors.
Near death experience in survivors of cardiac arrest: A prospective study in the Netherlands.
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A part-time doctoral student at the University of Wales, Lampeter, Mrs Sartori was granted ethical approval to carry out the research, which she used as a thesis for a Phd in near death experiences.
Mrs Sartori added that near death experiences (NDEs) are mostly positive.