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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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Unlawfully and intentionally subjecting a dead pregnant woman to life-support measures to keep a fetus alive, where the deceased has not made a will to that effect and against the wishes of the family, may result in a criminal charge of a violating a corpse.
Mansell had been taken off the life-support machine in Castlebar earlier this month and last weekend Dr Halley reported a significant improvement in the jockey's condition, stating that Mansell was speaking and walking, with assistance.
But they flew with him by air ambulance to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, only to discover that medics there agreed life-support should be withdrawn.
I strongly support the patient's right to stop treatment, including life-support treatment.
CHATSWORTH - A Simi Valley woman injured Wednesday in a crash on the eastbound Ronald Reagan Freeway in Chatsworth was placed on life-support systems, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
SEATTLE, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing has completed safety-of-flight testing of the life-support system to be worn by pilots during the F-22 fighter flight-test program.
Students will gain a basic foundation in emergency life-support procedures as developed by the state Department of Health and U.
It required constant communication and cooperation between life-support specialists at Mission Control and the space station's life-support team.
An insert being sent out with Consumers Power bills during April will ask life-support customers who may need help during an electric outage to identify themselves by completing and returning an enrollment form included with their bill.
A federal appeals court in Manhattan rejected state laws banning doctor-assisted suicide Tuesday, saying it would be discriminatory to let people disconnect life-support systems while refusing to let others end their lives with medication.