life-support system


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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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New Delhi (India) [India], Aug 16 ( ANI ): Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to enquire about the health of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is on a life-support system. This is the Prime Minister's second visit to the hospital in less than 24 hours.
The environment is humanity's life-support system. Once you make that paradigm shift, a lot of other things fall into place."
Two days later, the resident underwent left hip replacement surgery, but tragically had to remain on a life-support system following surgery.
At one stage, husband Colin was even asked to consider switching off the life-support system.
It guards against the intrusion of contaminants that can affect the performance of products where reliability and repeatability is critical, such as the controls of an earthmover or a life-support system. In these applications, it offers accurate feedback of position data or status.
After five days, his parents took the decision to turn off his life-support system.
There is no point in unleashing a nightmare that destroys our life-support system. Far from feeding the world, it would be like giving a malnourished child a slap-up dinner and then cutting his throat.
I chose a cactus that I felt would have a visual "weight" similar to that of the engine from my old Volvo 240 Estate, which I would use to transport the plant to Germany--and which would eventually become the cactus's life-support system. Some money changed hands, and I started digging.
The New York Times has pulled the plug on winetoday.com, which looked to have been on a life-support system for some time.
If only we lived 700 or 7,000 years, instead of seventy, we would understand by simple firsthand experience the incredible effects we humans are having on our global life-support system, McNeill declares.
The program is not meant to be a life-support system for dying companies--it's designed to assist companies that are well run and are likely to recover eventually from any temporary setback.
"This unprecedented assault on the planet's life-support system could have horrendous long-term effects on human health, animal life, the plants that support the food chain, and just about every other strand that makes up the delicate web of nature."
There are fears that Canada's health-care system is ready to be plugged into a life-support system.
Today, this narrower view is complemented by a sense of allegiance to the earth itself, as the life-support system of all humanity.
Summary: Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], August 16 (ANI): As the health of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee dropped and he was put on life-support system, several leaders rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi to enquire about his condition.