Clinical Death

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Clinical Death

 

a body state in which the external signs of life (cardiac activity, respiration, functions of the central nervous system) are absent but the metabolic processes in the tissues are maintained.

Clinical death may last for five or six minutes after the cessation of heartbeat and respiration (death from blood loss). Sudden cessation of blood flow (for example, with fibrillation of the cardiac ventricles) prolongs this period to eight or ten minutes, after which the complete restoration of the vital functions is no longer possible.

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The aging Saudi monarch has not recently appeared in public and the country's crown prince is attending official meetings on behalf of him, an Iranian international news network quoted a Saudi journalist as saying that the monarch has been clinically dead since Wednesday.
Mubarak spent nearly a month in hospital after he fell unconscious on June 19, with state media declaring him clinically dead on arrival.
The author was clinically dead for a world record: 14 minutes.
The peace process is clinically dead and the Israeli side is definitely the one responsible", Abbas said at a conference in the West Bank town of Ramallah, reiterating a statement he has made on several occasions.
However, General Said Abbas, a member of the ruling military council, later told Reuters that, while Mubarak had suffered a stroke, "any talk of him being clinically dead is nonsense.
Through the night, supporters and opponents gathered outside the Maadi military hospital, where he is being treated, while the ruling military council, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, SCAF, has categorically denied Mubarak was clinically dead.
There is confusion over his exact condition -- some reports have declared he is clinically dead.

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