Brain Death

Brain death is the loss of function of the entire cerebrum and brain stem, leading to coma, absence of spontaneous breathing and loss of all brainstem reflexes. Spinal reflexes, incl. Deep tendon reflexes, plantar flexion and evasive reflexes may be preserved. There is no recovery. The brain death concept was developed because ventilators and medicines can get the cardiopulmonary and other body functions over time, although the whole brain activity…

September 3, 2018