Terminal respiratory secretions (or simply terminal secretions), known colloquially as a death rattle, are sounds often produced by someone who is near death as a result of fluids such as saliva and bronchial secretions accumulating in the throat and upper chest. Those who are dying may lose their ability to swallow and may have increased production of bronchial secretions, resulting in such an accumulation. Usually, two or three days earlier, the symptoms of approaching death can be observed as saliva accumulates in the throat, making it very difficult to take even a spoonful of water. Related symptoms can include shortness of breath and rapid chest movement. While death rattle is a strong indication that someone is near death, it can also be produced by other problems that cause interference with the swallowing reflex, such as brain injuries.
This symptom most commonly appears sometime during the last 24 hours of the person's life, although some people live somewhat longer.
The dying person is usually unaware of the noisy breathing and is not disturbed by it, but some healthcare providers attempt to minimize the sound for the emotional comfort of family members and caregivers. This may be done through repositioning the person, reducing the volume of IV fluids being given, or giving anticholinergic drugs to reduce secretions. In hospice and palliative care, drugs such as glycopyrronium, hyoscine hydrobromide (scopolamine) or atropine may be used for their anticholinergic effects to reduce secretions and minimize this effect.
A Stroll in the Pork is a 1992 EP released by Raymond Watts (as PIG) Originally released in the United States by Concrete Records and in the United Kingdom by Contempo Records. Re-released in 1998 in Japan by Blue Noise Records.Agonal
Agonal and agonist may refer to:
Death rattle, deriving from the word agony
Agonal heart rhythm, abnormal heart rhythm
Agonal respiration, abnormal breathing pattern
Agonist, the opposite of antagonistDeath Rattle (comics)
Death Rattle was an American black-and-white horror anthology comic book series published in three volumes by Kitchen Sink Press in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Death Rattle is not related to the Australian one-shot comic Death Rattle, published by Gredown in c. 1983.Starting out as an underground comix homage to classic horror comics like Tales from the Crypt, Death Rattle did not fall under the purview of the Comics Code, allowing the title to feature stronger content — such as profanity, nudity, and graphic violence — than other comparable horror titles.Death Rattles
Death Rattles (TV show; first aired on Channel 4, circa 1984)
The British horror television show Death Rattles is believed to have been broadcast in mid-1984. Described as gritty, near-the-knuckle, and ahead of its time, the show ran for only five or six episodes before being withdrawn from the air.
Death Rattle is currently unavailable on DVD, never had a VHS release, and is believed to be a "lost" television artefact. The master tapes may have been erased, recorded over, or destroyed in a fire.Dignified death
Dignified death is a somewhat elusive concept often related to suicide. One factor that has been cited as a core component of dignified death is maintaining a sense of control. Another view is that a truly dignified death is an extension of a dignified life. There is some concern that assisted suicide does not guarantee a dignified death, since some patients may experience complications such as nausea and vomiting. There is some concern that age discrimination denies the elderly a dignified death.Great White Shark (comics)
The Great White Shark or simply Great White, formerly Warren White, is a fictional comic book supervillain owned by DC Comics who exists in that company's DC Universe.Kayako Saeki
Kayako Saeki (佐伯 伽椰子, Saeki Kayako) is a character in the Ju-on horror franchise. In all films up to The Grudge 2, she is portrayed by actress Takako Fuji. Fuji retired the role after the film and was replaced by Aiko Horiuchi in The Grudge 3, while Anna Moon took the role in the web series Tales from the Grudge. Actress Misaki Saisho played Kayako in Ju-on: Beginning of the End and its sequel Ju-on: The Final Curse, while Runa Endo played Kayako in Sadako vs. Kayako.
She was created by director Takashi Shimizu. She represents a popular antagonist in Japanese culture, the vengeful ghost (Onryō). She is typically characterized by long dark hair covering her pale face, unsettling wide eyes, twisted movements with crunching neck bones, and a haunting death rattle. She first appeared in Shimizu's short movie Katasumi and spends the majority of the Ju-on series haunting a house in Nerima, Japan. She is one of the fulfillers of the Ju-on curse, which states that when someone dies in a state of intense rage, those feelings remain at the death site and kill whoever it touches.
She has proven to be a very popular character in horror cinema, having appeared in many films and other media.Kitchen Sink Press
Kitchen Sink Press was a comic book publishing company founded by Denis Kitchen in 1970. Kitchen Sink Press was a pioneering publisher of underground comics, and was also responsible for numerous republications of classic comic strips in hardcover and softcover volumes. One of their best-known products was the first full reprint of Will Eisner's The Spirit—first in magazine format, then in standard comic book format. The company closed in 1999.Mallory Knox discography
This is the discography of British rock band Mallory Knox. They currently have released three studio albums, three EPs and ten singles.Mark Schultz (comics)
Mark Schultz (; born June 7, 1955) is an American writer and illustrator of books and comics. His most widely recognized work is his self-created and owned comic book series, Xenozoic Tales, about a post-apocalyptic world where dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures coexist with humans. He is also the current writer of the Prince Valiant comic strip.Megadeath
Megadeath (or megacorpse) is one million human deaths, usually caused by a nuclear explosion. The term was used by scientists and thinkers who strategized likely outcomes of all-out nuclear warfare.Rattle
Rattle may refer to:
Rattle (percussion instrument), a type of percussion instrument
Rattle (percussion beater), a part of some percussion instruments
Ratchet (instrument), a percussion instrument
Bird-scaring rattle, a Slovene device used to drive birds off vineyards and a folk instrument
Toy rattle, a baby toy
Football rattle, a ratchet used by football fans to make a supportive or celebratory noise
Rhinanthus, a genus of plants
Rattle, Derbyshire, a hamlet in England
RATTLE, a constraint algorithm used in molecular dynamics simulations
Rattle GUI a gui for the statistical programming language R
Rattle (magazine), an American poetry journal
The Rattles, German rock band who recorded an upbeat version of "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah" in the 1960s also famous for their 1970 hit "The Witch"
"Rattle" (song), a 2011 electro house song by Dutch duo Bingo Players
Rattle Hill, a summit in Sullivan County, New York
Simon Rattle (born 1955), English conductorSquee
Squee may refer to:
Squee!, a comic book series
Squee (character), main character of the series
Squee Allen, ice hockey player
Squee, an animal seen in the computer game Myst III: Exile
Squee, the death rattle of a robot in the Magnus: Robot Fighter comic
Squee, a character in the Magic: The Gathering trading card game
Squee, an affectionate nickname for President of Ireland, Michael D. HigginsStertor
A stertor is a respiratory sound characterized by heavy snoring or gasping. It is caused by partial obstruction of airway above the level of the larynx and by vibrations of tissue of the naso-pharynx, pharynx or soft palate (this distinguishes it from stridor, which is caused by turbulent air flow below or in the larynx). It is low-pitched, non-musical, and occurs during the inspiratory phase only. In general terms it is a snoring or snuffly sound. Stertorous breathing will be audible during the post-ictal phase after a tonic-clonic seizure.The Datsuns
The Datsuns are a hard rock band from Cambridge, New Zealand, formed in 2000. To date they have released six albums and several singles, most of which have charted in New Zealand and/or the United Kingdom. Deep Sleep, their latest record was released in October 2014.This Mess
"This Mess" is the first single released by Australian band Wolf & Cub, from their debut album Vessels. The song was Single of the Week on iTunes for the first week of August in 2006.Xenozoic Tales
Xenozoic Tales is an alternative comic book by Mark Schultz set in a post-apocalyptic future. Originally published by Kitchen Sink Press, the series began in 1986 with the story "Xenozoic!" which was included in horror comics anthology Death Rattle #8. This was shortly followed by Xenozoic Tales #1 in February 1987. Kitchen Sink published 14 issues between 1987 and 1996 and it has since been reprinted by several publishers, including Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Flesk Publications.
The series was well received and in the early 90s it won four Harvey Awards and three Eisner Awards. Despite this however issues started to be released further apart, eventually ceasing mid story arc in issue 14.
Xenozoic Tales also proved moderately successful under the title Cadillacs and Dinosaurs and spawned an animated series on CBS, an arcade game from Capcom, a Sega CD video game from Rocket Science Games, action figures, candy bars, and a Twilight 2000 system role-playing game. The comic book reprints from Kitchen Sink and Marvel, and the continuation from Topps Comics, also used the Cadillacs and Dinosaurs name. The title "Cadillacs and Dinosaurs" and the likenesses of classic Cadillac automobiles were used with the consent of General Motors, which holds the phrase "Cadillacs and Dinosaurs" as a trademark and has licensed it for the comic, the videogame and the animated series.Youngblood Supercult
Youngblood Supercult is an American stoner rock band from Topeka, Kansas. The band’s line-up consists of Bailey Smith (guitar), David Merrill (vocals), Weston Alford (drums), and Brad Morris (bass). The group has been categorized as hard rock, stoner rock, and heavy blues. Their sophomore album, High Plains (2016) garnered substantial reviews and ranked at number two on the label and critic-backed Doom Charts for March 2016. They have been consistently touring various U.S. cities since their latest release, and have signed to DHU Records for a limited vinyl release of High Plains. Their third studio album, The Great American Death Rattle, was released on August 17, 2017 and has garnered critical acclaim in the stoner/doom community.
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