a swift decline in mental skills just prior to death. The mental skills which seem to be most prone to it are those minimally impacted by typical aging.

TERMINAL DROP: "The terminal drop is commonly referred to as terminal decline phenomenon, or the terminal drop-decline."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TERMINAL DROP," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/terminal-drop/ (accessed July 29, 2020).