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pertaining to death or extreme suffering.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
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Associated with or relating to great pain, especially the agony of death.
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agonaladjective Referring to that which occurs immediately before or at the time of death; terminal.
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agonaladjective Relating to that which occurs just before death
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Relating to struggles preceding death.
[G. agōn, contest, struggle]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
agonalRelating to the events occurring in the last moments of life, such as the cessation of breathing or the heartbeat.
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