Agonal



of, relating to, or symptomatic of , especially paroxysmal distress, as the death throes.
Historical Examples

These are referred to sometimes as chin jerk, tracheal tug or agonal muscles of respiration.
Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

What do you mean by “agonal” if I may interrupt you for just a moment there, Doctor?
Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

Still, we have patients in the state, as far as cyanosis and agonal type respiration, who are resuscitatable.
Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

He was lying on a carriage, his respirations were slow, spasmodic, described as agonal.
Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

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