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brain dead

adjective Referring to the complete cessation of brain activity above the medulla oblongata.
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"Brain dead" subjects also receive lots of drugs, as they are treated for all consequences of their brain injuries and any other conditions till the day their organs are removed.
In Bahrain there are only one to three brain dead patients every month, but most relatives do not agree to organ donations, according to Bahrain Shefaa Society president Dr Hala Jama.
He said, "The importance of this unique operation is that for the first time in Iran, in the Middle East and the eastern Mediterranean, we have used a hand from a brain dead person, and transplanted it to another person."
The truth is, however, that a patient who is brain dead can be sustained by intensive care.
TMZ reports that doctors have now declared that the young boy is brain dead. Sources say that Kyle didn't have any brain activity since he was admitted to the medical centre Saturday.
On Friday, surgical teams from the three medical institutions extracted the heart, liver and kidneys from the boy, who was declared brain dead at Toyama University Hospital in Toyama on Thursday after his brain became deprived of oxygen supply after suffering cardiopulmonary arrest following an accident.
Gross: "If a person is declared brain dead, what are the legalities of either taking them off or leaving them on life support and who determines that?
After the baby was born- testing conducted upon Tara confirmed for several treating physicians that she was brain dead. Tara was pronounced dead.
A Salmaniya Medical Complex Yusuf Khalil Almoayyed Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Centre team received a Saudi Organ Transplant Centre delegation and discussed activating a GCC programme, involving particularly clinically brain dead patients.
I never, ever imagined that a Mr David Collins would only one day suggest that Welsh was "brain dead".
A former champion boxer shot in the head after asking three men to stop smoking is now brain dead and will have his life support machine switched off today, his solicitor said last night.
LEGENDARY Labour firebrand Tony Banks was last night said to be "brain dead" after suffering a massive stroke on holiday.