Brain Death: What´s Brain Dead?

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Brain dead suggests, in brain death there is no hope of recovery, medically brain death is death. Brain death involves a complete loss of brainstem functions. Loss of brainstem functions means the reticular activating system responsible for consciousness is permanently damaged. It also means that the centers for breathing and the control of heart rate have also been destroyed. Doctors have to be very careful when determining if someone is brain dead because other brain injuries can mimic brain death. The brain must be in an intractable loss of consciousness of known and irreversible cause. Meaning the patient must not demonstrate any true intentional movement, refluxes not counted. If someone is brain dead they have they have no brain stem

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