suspended animation


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suspended animation

a temporary cessation of the vital functions, as by freezing an organism
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Roth's laboratory studies the potential clinical benefits of metabolic flexibility - from anoxia-induced reversible suspended animation to metabolic hibernation brought on by exposure to agents such as hydrogen sulfide.
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 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.
The result is that the plant dries out, the rootball turns to dust and the plant either dies or goes into a state of suspended animation until moisture arrives.
Cryptobiosis is a state of suspended animation, or latent state, that is a celebrated feature of tardigrade biology.
Lives are placed in a state of suspended animation because whatever we have worked for can come to an abrupt halt.