What Is Plant Resuscitation?
Plant Resuscitation (PR) is the act of resuscitating a dead plant or animal from its death throes through the use of chemicals, heat, electricity, mechanical means and other methods. PR is not just limited to plants; it applies to any living organism which has lost all ability to sustain itself. For example, if your pet cat dies, then you can bring it back to life using some of these techniques.
How Does Plant Resuscitation Work?
The basic principle behind PR is simple: when an organism becomes severely damaged beyond repair, it begins to die. When the body’s organs fail completely, the individual ceases functioning. Therefore, the first step in reviving such an organism is to restore normal function to those vital parts. Then, the individual will begin to breathe again and even move around. Once revived, the person may experience many changes in behavior including hunger and thirst being temporarily alleviated. However, there are certain limitations associated with this method of revival:
1) A dead organism cannot be brought back to life unless it has been fully drained of blood and oxygen.
This means that all vital organs must cease functioning, including the brain. During this process of death and decay, the body also starts to become vulnerable to disease.
2) Even when revived, certain parts of the body may fail to work properly.
For example, the spinal cord may be completely severed during decapitation. The brain may also suffer from irreversible nerve damage even if it has been revived.
3) The revival period is highly susceptible to disease and infection.
If care is not taken, the revived organism may begin to rot during the reviving process. Blood poisoning is another major concern since the body’s natural defenses have shut down completely.
4) Death can also occur if the reviving process takes too long.
A certain organism has a limited time of revival in which it can be brought back to life. This period is usually around 10-12 minutes.
5) In some cases, the reviving process may fail.
Even if the organism is revived, it may suffer from long-term brain damage which prevents it from functioning normally. This damage can be caused by oxygen deprivation, a punctured lung or any other internal injury.
6) If an organism has been dead for more than 12 minutes, then revival is impossible no matter what is done.
In fact, some of the reviving techniques may cause neural cell necrosis which may lead to brain damage AND death.
The Necessary Ingredients
1) Time: The first thing you’ll need is time.
You can’t bring a person back to life in a matter of minutes or even an hour. In fact, it takes around 10-12 minutes to fully revive a person so you’ll need to organize your efforts around this fact.
2) Electricity: One of the main ingredients you’ll need is a constant supply of electricity.
The vast majority of reviving methods rely on this element since it’s essential for restoring normal body functions. A good method of acquiring said electricity is to find a car, van, truck or another vehicle with working batteries.
Then, use the vehicle’s electrical system to provide a steady stream of power to your desired device.
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