life support

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Synonyms for life support

equipment that makes life possible in otherwise deadly environmental conditions

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medical equipment that assists or replaces important bodily functions and so enables a patient to live who otherwise might not survive

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The court has held that an individual has a full right to decide that he should not take any kind of medical treatment or that he should not be kept alive by artificial life support systems," Bhushan added.
Rynnie Mago said Joymee is currently on artificial life support at the hospital.
Italian law has a very broad definition of euthanasia for a Western society, one that includes withdrawal of artificial life support (although this is changing as a result of the Welby case).
Quinlan was kept alive only by the use of artificial life support machinery that her husband and physicians sought to discontinue.
On Tuesday, January 17, 2006, the Supreme Court of Massachusetts acting in reliance on such expert medical testimony rendered a judgment authorizing the removal of an eleven-year-old girl from artificial life support and tube feeding.
Michael Schiavo and others testified that, at two separate funerals of family members, each on artificial life support before they died, Theresa commented that she would never want to be kept alive in this way.
They are just not given aggressive artificial life support," Reimbold told NRL News in a 1999 interview.
Yet it is kept on artificial life support by its main bank, Sumitomo, which is lending it money to pay the interest.
Recently, advanced directives mandating removal of artificial life support in terminal or hopeless situations following a neurological injury have become commonplace.