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Death MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Death
Tree Number(s)
C23.550.260
Unique ID
D003643
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003643
Annotation
IM; /‌mortal is available with Cat C, F, E; do not confuse with MORTALITY, a statist concept: DEATH is the biol or physiol, psychol concept; for theory, doctrine & philosophy of death THANATOLOGY is available; for death as a result of a dis or ther or diag procedure, FATAL OUTCOME is available: see note there
Scope Note
Irreversible cessation of all bodily functions, manifested by absence of spontaneous breathing and total loss of cardiovascular and cerebral functions.
Entry Term(s)
Cardiac Death
Determination of Death
End Of Life
End-Of-Life
Near-Death Experience
See Also
Attitude to Death
Bereavement
Brain Death
Cause of Death
Fatal Outcome
Homicide
Infanticide
Mortuary Practice
Suicide
Terminal Care
Thanatology
Consider Also
consider also terms at THANATO-
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/01/16

No Qualifiers
Death Preferred
Determination of Death Related
Near-Death Experience Related
Cardiac Death Narrower
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