Cryonics and suspended animation

I was just wondering is being Cryonically frozen and preserved the same thing as being in Suspended Animation? If not, what is the difference. Please give suggestions. Thank You.

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ANSWER #1 of 6

Cryonics is the low-temperature preservation of humans and other animals that can no longer be sustained by contemporary medicine until resuscitation may be possible in the future. Human cryopreservation is not currently reversible. In the United States, cryonics can only be legally performed on humans after pronounced legally dead. The rationale for cryonics is that the process may be reversible in the future if performed soon enough, and that cryopreserved people are not dead by the modern information-theoretic definition of death. Cryonics is derived from the Greek word κρύος (kryos), meaning cold.
Suspended animation is the slowing of life processes by external means without termination. Breathing, heartbeat, and other involuntary functions may still occur, but they can only be detected by artificial means. Extreme cold is used to precipitate the slowing of an individual's functions; use of this process has led to the developing science of cryonics. Outside of science fiction, the technique has never been applied to humans for more than a few hours.


ANSWER #2 of 6

it's not the same, I know that, but I don't kow how.



ANSWER #3 of 6

it's not the same, I know that, but I don't kow how.


ANSWER #4 of 6

huh...I dont get it...are you some kind of computer...lol...j/k



ANSWER #5 of 6

I don't think it's the same, but I couldn't give a reason.


ANSWER #6 of 6

Cryonics is the low-temp. preservation of humans and animals who can no longer be sustained by contemporary medicine. Suspended animation is the slowdown of life processes by artificial means.



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