Episode that was aired on 2-10-00

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I just watched an episode on 2/10/00. I don't know if it was a re-run or not. I tend to think not. However it was the episode in which is ended with Lucy Knight and Dr. Carter being stabbed in a room by a patient with psychiatric issues (he was originally admitted for a headache).

My question is this: there were three (3) people pronounced dead on this episode; a mother and father of two children from a MVA and an elderly women that had recently lost her husband. Each time the nurse went to pronounce these people dead, she/he looked at the doctor and said ????????? (it was something that sounded like "analisi" - perhaps a Latin phrase?); after the nurse said that exact word the doctor immediately said "Time of Death ......"

Does anyone know what that phrase was and what it meant? I am very eager to find out.

Thank you in advance.


-- Debbie McConnell (DDM912@AOL.com), February 11, 2000


Asystole (a-sis'to-le) -Situation in which the heart fails to contract

I'm taking an Anatomy and Physiology class right now so we just had a test over this! :)


-- Monika (monika@medmail.com), February 11, 2000.

The word used was asystole, to go one step further on the explanation above in medical terms a = without systole = contraction. Thus the word asystole means in medical terms without contraction.

-- Wanda L. Ellis-Greenwell (wicked@twol.com), February 12, 2000.

FYI, to expound further on the asystole explanations above, once the heart completely stops contracting, nothing more can be done. Shocking a patient with a defibrillator only works when the heart muscle is still quivering, or "fibrillating". Little bit o' trivia.

-- Marcy (mrolfe@aznet.net), February 12, 2000.

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