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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.
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Law enforcement officers are generally given good training on how to capture, control, and restraint an individual, but are given little, if any, training on post-restraint issues such as how to identify breathing problems, including agonal breathing," said Dr.
Table 1 Clinical criteria included in the diagnosis of Brugada syndrome Documented ventricular fibrillation Polymorphic ventricular tachycardia Family history of sudden cardiac death at <45 years old Coved-type ECGs in family members Inducibility of VT with programmed electrical stimulation Syncope Nocturnal agonal respiration ECG=electrocardiogram, VT=ventricular tachycardia.
The syndrome is diagnosed on the basis of a type 1 or coved- type ST-segment elevation in the right precordial leads plus one of the following conditions: documented VF or polymorphic VT, a family history of SCD at a young age (< 45 years) or a type 1 ECG in family members, unexplained syncope, nocturnal agonal respiration, or inducibility of VT /VF at electrophysiology study.
Thus, on one level, political life in Arendt is agonal and individualistic.
As products of and reactions to cultural practices of rivalry and competition, Apuleius' and Gellius' works reflect the agonal mentality of the Antonine literary community, drawn together by competitive and playful forms of intellectual culture (sympotic questions; linguistic debates, etc.
The court held, inter alia, that the testimony that the patient was taking agonal breaths was consistent with the fact that she endured pain and suffering.
Pat later learned that gasping, also called agonal breathing, is relatively common in victims of cardiac arrest.
Pre-mortem factors like metabolic state of the deceased, infections, seizures, hypoxia, and consumption of toxic substances/drugs, terminal agonal state after death, post-mortem delay in extracting the brain, storage environmental temperature form critical modulators.
Her son Ricky had the night watch, and when the agonal breathing began at midnight he put down her hand, now as frail and papery as a pack of cigarettes, the bones rolling within, and woke his sister and his father.
But Renault's suggestion of pneumonia and pleurisy is indeed plausible, as that progression would be an agonal event in the context of whatever severe disease he may have had: pneumonia is what kills most individuals who are gravely ill.
In our view, the roots of masculine domination of the Olympic Games lie in those late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century aristocratic agonal fratriachies which emphasized ideals of manliness in terms of sporting and/or military virtues.