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Harvard criteriaA series of 4 parameters delineated by the the Harvard Medical School ad hoc committee for irreversible coma
Harvard criteria for brain death
• Unreceptivity and unresponsiveness
• No movement or breathing
• No reflexes
• Flat electroencephalogram (confirmatory)
In addition, the following must be present
• Body temperature ≥32º C
• Absence of CNS depressants
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