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life support

noun artificial maintenance of life, conninuance of life through medical equipment, extension of life by technological means, sustenance of life by artificial means Generally: being kept alive, fostering of life, life retention, preservation of life, prolongation of existence
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Initially, she was slated for death by the removal of her artificial life support and feeding tubes predicated on the testimony of medical experts.
It is imperative that the decision to withdraw artificial life support is made independent of, and prior to, the time that asystolic organ donation is considered.
20) The Court disagreed with the Second Circuit's conclusion that those not on artificial life support are discriminated against as compared with those who can receive physician-assisted suicide by demanding the termination of a respirator or artificial nutrition or hydration.
Quill, the Second Circuit ruled that, given that New York law allows residents to refuse resuscitation and to forgo artificial life support, denying residents physician assisted suicide violates the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection guarantee.
She made it clear that she didn't want artificial life support or "heroic measures" to prolong her life.
A medical condition requiring artificial life support, without which the person would die;