electrocerebral silence

(redirected from Electrocerebral Inactivity)

e·lec·tro·ce·re·bral si·lence (ECS),

(ē-lek'trō-sĕ-rē'brăl sī'lens),
Flat or isoelectric encephalogram; an electroencephalogram with absence of cerebral activity over 2 mcv from symmetrically placed electrode pairs 10 (or more) cm apart, and with interelectrode resistance between 100-10,000 ohms; if such a record is present for 30 minutes in a clinically brain dead adult and if drug intoxication, hypothermia, and recent hypotension have been excluded, the diagnosis of cerebral death is supported.
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An EEG without cerebral activity over 2 µv from symmetrically placed electrode pairs > 10 cm apart, and with interelectrode resistance between 100 and 10,000 ohms; if present for 30 minutes in a clinically brain dead adult—and if drug intoxication, hypothermia, and recent hypotension have been excluded—the diagnosis of cerebral death is supported
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electrocerebral silence

Electrocerebral inactivity, flat electroencephalogram, isoelectric encephalogram Neurology An EEG without cerebral activity over 2 µv from symmetrically placed electrode pairs > 10 cm apart, and with interelectrode resistance between 100 and 10,000 ohms; if present for 30 mins in a clinically brain dead adult and if drug intoxication, hypothermia, and recent hypotension have been excluded, the diagnosis of cerebral death is supported. See Brain death.
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e·lec·tro·ce·re·bral si·lence

(ECS) (ĕ-lek'trō-ser'ĕ-brăl sī'lĕns)
Flat or isoelectric encephalogram; an electroencephalogram with absence of cerebral activity from symmetrically placed electrode pairs; if such a record is present for 30 minutes in a clinically brain-dead adult and if drug intoxication, hypothermia, and recent hypotension have been excluded, the diagnosis of cerebral death is supported.
Synonym(s): flat electroencephalogram.
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