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cryonics

(krī-ŏn′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The process of freezing and storing the body of a diseased, recently deceased person to prevent tissue decomposition so that at some future time the person might be brought back to life upon development of new medical cures.

cry·on′ic adj.

cryonics

[krī·on′iks]
Etymology: Gk, kryos, cold
the techniques in which cold is applied for a variety of therapeutic goals, including brief local anesthesia, destruction of superficial skin lesions, and preservation of cells, tissue, organs, or the entire body. cryonic, adj.

cryonics

The placing of a dead person or his or her head/brain in a frozen state, based on the hope that when medical science advances to the point of regenerating tissues and curing the disease that caused the person’s death, the person will be brought back from a state of supposed suspended animation and continue with his or her life. Brain tissue undergoes irreversible changes at death; there is no scientific data to support the claim that rejuvenation is possible.

cryonics

Freezing and storing the human body soon after death to preserve it indefinitely, in the hope that future scientific advances will allow correction of the process that caused the death, so that life can be restored.
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But volunteers have dismissed the criticism and agreed with Mr Justice Jackson's suggestion for proper regulation of cryonic preservation.
By combining Signet's marketing services and ubiquitous clients with CGM's cryo-pod technologies, cryonic preservation systems and in-hibernation skill-set-optimisation services, Signet is positioned to deliver solutions that can transform the future of engaging experiences by extending the career span of the world's most brilliant marketing and advertising executives.
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The brothers soon realize they must finish the game to get home safely, and subsequent turns of the key trigger an attack by a giant robot (voiced by Frank Oz); a cryonic freeze that leaves Lisa hilariously immobilized; and an invasion by a fleet of carnivorous, lizard-like aliens called Zorgons.
WHEN he died of cancer in 1966, aged 65, Walt Disney had himself frozen in a cryonic chamber full of liquid nitrogen, with instructions that he is to be thawed out and brought back to life when scientists discover a cure for the disease.
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