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animation

 [an″ĭ-ma´shun]
the quality of being full of life.
suspended animation temporary suspension or cessation of the vital functions, with loss of consciousness.

sus·pend·ed an·i·ma·tion

a temporary state resembling death, with cessation of respiration; may also refer to certain forms of hibernation in animals or to endospore formation by some bacteria.

suspended animation

(sə-spĕn′dĭd)
n.
A temporary state of interrupted breathing and loss of consciousness resembling death, caused especially by asphyxia.

sus·pend·ed an·i·ma·tion

(sŭs-pend'ĕd an'i-mā'shŭn)
A temporary state resembling death, with cessation of respiration; may also refer to certain forms of hibernation in animals or to endospore formation by some bacteria.
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Suspended animation and artificial gravity are science fiction (and, potentially, science fact) solutions to the problem of how to sustain human life on an intergalactic voyage.
Suspended animation, images suspended in action "in a threshold zone 'betwixt heaven and earth,'" between life and death, caught in the midst of pain and suffering, reinforces the drama of the images in pain, and focuses their cultural messages (25).
There, WRHS student Jim Valcourt, a junior from Sterling, won second place in molecular and cellular biology for his project: Suspended Animation, Elucidating the Anoxia Response Pathway."
Other US researchers are working on methods to place organisms in suspended animation by exposing them to gases including hydrogen sulphide.
"The company is going to be in suspended animation until he's gone," Disney tells Variety.
The Bassac Theatre remains in a state of suspended animation, while officials at the Ministry of Culture fight over the money needed to restore it.
Physical, mental, and emotional changes are occurring all at once causing a sort of suspended animation or entrapment between childhood and adulthood.
An escalating game of tit-for-tat left one of two partners in suspended animation, holding the object of contention--a fragile egg--in his hand.
In the laboratory, sperm and egg can be mixed together to form a fertilized egg that will then divide in a dish to produce an early embryo in vitro, which may then be implanted into a woman's uterus to develop into a person, or frozen into a state of suspended animation, or dissociated into separate embryonic stern cells for further study, or discarded.
In the laboratory, they have successfully produced a state of suspended animation for delayed resuscitation by rapidly flushing cold saline (salt water) into the aorta (the main artery) of lab animals.
It is claimed by certain Indian yogis that suspended animation is indeed possible, that the heart may be stopped and maintain silence underground for a period of hours or days.
Cryptobiosis is a state of suspended animation, or latent state, that is a celebrated feature of tardigrade biology.