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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These reflections do not intend to either argue for or against the accuracy of descriptions of near-death experiences or to judge whether accounts of people speaking with or receiving visitations from their beloved dead are true or the result of hysteria, hallucination, oxygen deprivation, the release of endorphins, or any of the other explanations raised.
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