(currently non-standard) medical technique for attempting to prevent the
permanent cessation of life in individuals on the brink of death. It involves
the use of low temperatures
to halt metabolic decay. A person
who is cryonically suspended can not be revived by current medical technology. The freezing process does too much
damage. What is accomplished is that once frozen the person's biological state
does not change. The reason for performing a cryonic suspension is the belief
and society will advance to the point where revival of the person is both possible and desirable.