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  2. Death Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

    Medical Definition. death. noun. ˈdeth. 1. : the irreversible cessation of all vital functions especially as indicated by permanent stoppage of the heart, respiration, and brain activity : the end of life see brain death. 2. : the cause or occasion of loss of life. drinking was the death of him.

  3. death, the total cessation of life processes that eventually occurs in all living organisms. The state of human death has always been obscured by mystery and superstition, and its precise definition remains controversial, differing according to culture and legal systems.

  4. Death - Wikipedia

    Death is an inevitable process that eventually occurs in almost all organisms. Death is generally applied to whole organisms; the similar process seen in individual components of an organism, such as cells or tissues, is necrosis. Something that is not considered an organism, such as a virus, can be physically destroyed but is not said to die.

  5. Death Definition & Meaning |

    The end of life of an organism or cell. In humans and animals, death is manifested by the permanent cessation of vital organic functions, including the absence of heartbeat, spontaneous breathing, and brain activity. Cells die as a result of external injury or by an orderly, programmed series of self-destructive events known as apoptosis. The most common causes of death for humans in well-developed countries are cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, certain chronic diseases ...

  6. 106 Synonyms & Antonyms of DEATH - Merriam-Webster

    the killing of a large number of people thousands of soldiers were lost on the field of death Synonyms & Similar Words massacre slaughter carnage genocide mortality murder slaying bloodbath bloodshed manslaughter annihilation assassination killing butchery holocaust execution devastation extermination destruction homicide bloodletting decimation

  7. The top 10 causes of death - World Health Organization

    The top global causes of death, in order of total number of lives lost, are associated with three broad topics: cardiovascular (ischaemic heart disease, stroke), respiratory (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lower respiratory infections) and neonatal conditions – which include birth asphyxia and birth trauma, neonatal sepsis and infections, and preterm birth complications.

  8. Ideas about Death - TED

    Death is a part of life, and so are the funerals and memorial services held to mark an individual’s passing. But when we’re called upon to speak at these occasions, many of us are at a loss for words. Here are some basic guidelines for writing a eulogy, from palliative specialist BJ Miller and writer Shoshana Berger.

  9. Death Quotes (17613 quotes) - Goodreads

    “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” ― Anais Nin tags: death , love 21619 likes Like “I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.

  10. According to WHO, the leading causes of death worldwide are ischaemic heart disease, stroke, lower respiratory infections, and chronic obstructive lung disease. Other leading causes of death are HIV/AIDS, diarrheal diseases and, diabetes mellitus. [25] More people die from selfies than from shark attacks. [16]

  11. Is Death an Illusion? Evidence Suggests Death Isn’t the End

    Death does not exist in any real sense in these scenarios. All possible universes exist simultaneously, regardless of what happens in any of them. article continues after advertisement Life is an...