• Question: why do people die?

    Asked by Rebecca to Isabel on 16 Mar 2015.
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      Isabel Pires answered on 16 Mar 2015:

      In a biological/medical sense, people die when the body stops functioning, and that is normally thought to be when the brain stops working.

      However, there are reports of people that, after being brain dead for a few minutes, are able to be resuscitated by doctors. Do for all mdci al purposes, they were dead and brought back to life. This is very rare though, and it is usually associated with the body being very cold, which protects the body and brain tissues.