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agonal

[ag-uh-nl]
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or symptomatic of agony, especially paroxysmal distress, as the death throes.
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Origin of agonal

First recorded in 1600–10; agon(y) + -al1
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Examples from the Web for agonal

Historical Examples

  • He was lying on a carriage, his respirations were slow, spasmodic, described as agonal.

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • What do you mean by "agonal" if I may interrupt you for just a moment there, Doctor?

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • These are referred to sometimes as chin jerk, tracheal tug or agonal muscles of respiration.

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • Still, we have patients in the state, as far as cyanosis and agonal type respiration, who are resuscitatable.

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy