life support

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life support

n.
A life-support system: a patient on life support.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.life support - equipment that makes life possible in otherwise deadly environmental conditionslife support - equipment that makes life possible in otherwise deadly environmental conditions; "the astronauts relied on their life-support systems"
equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
2.life support - medical equipment that assists or replaces important bodily functions and so enables a patient to live who otherwise might not survive; "the patient is on life support"
equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
Translations

life support

n (Med) → lebenserhaltende Apparate pl; she’s on life supportsie wird künstlich am Leben erhalten
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The City of New Rochelle is soliciting proposals from qualified Ambulance Service Companies, to provide emergency ambulance service at the Advanced Life Support Care (ALS) level as outlined in this Request for Proposal.
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EMTs administer first aid or life support care to sick or injured persons in pre-hospital settings.