the condition of a person when heartbeat and respiration have ceased; irreversible loss of function, esp. breathing and consciousness
The anatomical basis for the concept of clinical death resides in the loss of brain-stem function.
noun 1. Psychiatry. a depression so severe as to be considered abnormal, either because of no obvious environmental causes, or because the reaction to unfortunate life circumstances is more intense or prolonged than would generally be expected.
- Clinical fitness
clinical fitness n. The absence of clinically evident disease or of subclinical precursors to disease.
- Clinical diagnosis
clinical diagnosis n. Diagnosis based on a study of the signs and symptoms of a disease.
- Clinical genetics
clinical genetics n. The study of the possible genetic determinants affecting the occurrence of diseases and disorders.