life support

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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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The Florida courts that allowed her removal from artificial life support recognized this.
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.
Withdrawing artificial life support presents very troublesome issues for Judaism as well as for health care professionals today.
9 as the opener for the Chicago Film Festival, would flatline commercially even with extensive artificial life support.
The court explained that patients on artificial life support already have the right to physician-assisted suicide.
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.