terminal event

terminal event

Forensic pathology A complication of an underlying cause of death, which is uniformly fatal if not immediately reversed. See Mechanism of death.
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The radars, electro-optical tracking systems along the coast and the telemetry equipment in a downrange ship near the target point monitored the performance of the missile during the flight and recorded the terminal event.
The secondary efficacy endpoint is the time-to first terminal event (all-cause death, heart transplant, LVAD implantation).
When I started sailing in 8-foot prams many years ago, a capsize was a terminal event from which you couldn't recover without either outside help or a nearby beach.
He presents 22 crisis management protocols for cardiac, circulatory, airway, respiratory, metabolic, and drug-induced events, such as cardiac arrest, pediatric advanced life support, anaphylaxis, severe intraoperative ischemia, air embolism, difficult mask ventilation and intubation, laryngospasm, aspiration, post partum hemorrhage, neonatal resuscitation, and malignant hyperthermia, with instructions and details for each, a terminal event checklist, and a crisis prevention guide.
The impressive gross picture of the esophagus reminds us of our previous article entitled "Intraepithelial Haemorrhage of the Oesophagus: A Terminal Event in Haematological Disorders.
They are void of information and should not be used unless the underlying cause of the terminal event is also specified.
Her death would have occurred in any medical facility--she was 98--the broken hip was the terminal event, but her care was apparently excellent.
Although the terminal event was pneumonia, the illness that caused that was diabetes.
In biostatistics, survival analysis studies lifetimes from the initiating event to the terminal event, while event history analysis, an independent discipline, studies more general patterns of individuals moving between states over time.
Many families are desperate for an alarm that will warn them of hypoglycemia and thereby prevent a terminal event.
We don't mean to say that stopping breathing during sleep is an uncomfortable or painful terminal event.
However, in Seurat's case, description of infectious angina and the terminal event of choking to death suggest infectious upper airway obstruction.