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Determination of death by neurological criteria



Determination of death by neurological criteria



Missouri Medicine 86(9): 628-631



Since 1981, Missouri law has defined death as occurring when cardiopulmonary function has ceased or when all brain and brain stem function is totally and irreversibly lost. The author reviews the current published guidelines for the determination of death by neurological criteria in order to assist physicians making the evaluation.

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