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a period which vital signs are absent but resuscitation is still possible is called?
clinical death
absence of vital signs, including brain activity; resuscitation is no longer possible
brain death
the point at which family members and medical personnel treat the deceased person as a corpse is called?
social death
a hypothetical life story created for himself or herself by an adolescent that tends to portray adolescents' future lives in overly optimistic terms?
personal fable
the scientific study of death and dying
is called?
thanatology