From Big Medical Encyclopedia

THANATOGENESIS (Greek thanatos death + genesis origin, an origin) — the reasons and mechanisms of approach of death. The Tanatogenetichesky conclusion is based on the careful analysis and comparison yielded case histories and results pathoanatomical or court. - medical openings. Due to the development resuscitation (see) particular importance disclosure of proximate causes is death (see), namely mechanisms of an apnoea and termination of function of heart.

See also Thanatology .