appropriate period of observation
appropriate period of observationA term of art referring to the minimum time that must pass between performing the first examination to determine whether brain death has occurred in a decedent and performing the second corroborative examination.
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appropriate period of observationEnd of life The minimum time which must pass between performing the 1st examination to determine whether brain death has occurred and a 2nd corroborative examination. See Attending physician, Brain death, Corroborating physician.
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