Brain Death2

Brain Death2 - Brain Death Andy Defining Death: The...

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Brain Death Andy Defining Death : The physiologic significance of both brain and cardiac death are equal, and both represent an irreversible loss of communication and modulation between the control center and peripheral cells and tissues. Without these systems, functioning of individual cells as constituents of the whole organism ceases. Previously, the traditional concept of death meant cessation of respiration and death of the organism, but artificial ventilation can now prolong life according to that definition. The cardiac and respiratory definition was the basis because of the simple and nonmedical concept that life begins with the first inspiration and that death soon follows the last expiration. In contrast, the current concept of brain death uses the concepts of modern biologic science. In that the CNS, including the brainstem, is the control center for the living organism and irreversible cessation of CNS functions represents cessation of the harmony of life. Without CNS control, the living organism is nothing more than an aggregation of
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