- of, relating to, or symptomatic of agony, especially paroxysmal distress, as the death throes.
Origin of agonal
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Examples from the Web for agonal
He was lying on a carriage, his respirations were slow, spasmodic, described as agonal.
What do you mean by "agonal" if I may interrupt you for just a moment there, Doctor?
These are referred to sometimes as chin jerk, tracheal tug or agonal muscles of respiration.
Still, we have patients in the state, as far as cyanosis and agonal type respiration, who are resuscitatable.