American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Associated with or relating to great pain, especially the agony of death.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to or occurring during the agony or death-struggle. See the extract.
- adj. pertaining to or associated with agony (especially death agonies)
“The final "depressive stage" then enter, dealing with coma, flaccid paralysis, loss of reflexes, agonal gasps, apnea, loss of vital signs, and death. 11 This depressive stage occurs due to central medullary depression and may be related to the acute depletion of neurotransmitters.”
“A lot of this has to do with a sort of agonal element to oral poems.”
“Maybe, this is just because of agonal tendencies in the human condition– we just love to fight.”
“A moment later, the dead boy's chest heaved in a last agonal gasp, a deep groan shuddering his body, his bed, my soul.”
“After our last agonal gasp, our corpse quickly cools.”
“To wait until the last agonal breath though the monitor is asystole.”
“Unfortunately I had to get myself back under control out of fear of having breathing problems resulting to agonal breathing.”
“What the paramedics or whoever made that observation really were seeing was nothing more than an agonal reflux, which we see in any number of cases from a great variety of deaths, heart attack, cancer, stroke, pneumonia, you name it, including drugs.”
“WECHT: So I don ` t think that there was anything more than that agonal, perimortem reflux.”
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