biological death


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Related to biological death: brain death, Clinical death

biological death

death attributed to natural causes. In CPR terms, biological death refers to permanent cellular damage, resulting from lack of oxygen, that is not reversible.

biological death

Death due directly to natural causes.
See also: death
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In this article, I simply focus on physical or biological death and will not attempt to untangle this theological complex.
the agony, from agon, struggle--is the border between life that has not stopped and death which has not started), clinical death (is the abolishing of the organ's functions without its cellular death--is a reversible condition, but the return has frequently traumatic effects) and biological death (real or irreversible, in the case of which, there is no possibility of reanimation of the central nervous system and of other vital functions).
What happened on 9/11 was irrefutably despicable, but I, for one, have a much greater concern and even fear of big business and our government and its lax policies than I do of a few bands of roving foreign terrorists, biological death brokers, and air travel.

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