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med·i·cide

 (mĕd′ĭ-sīd′)
n.
Suicide accomplished with the aid of a physician.

medicide

(ˈmɛdɪˌsaɪd)
n
suicide with the assistance of a doctor

med•i•cide

(ˈmɛd əˌsaɪd)
n.
a medically assisted suicide. Compare assisted suicide.
[1990–95; medi(cal) + -cide]
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Of the WMA's 109 constituent National Medical Associations, 107 oppose Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide, Dr Gannon said.
Five other states have physician assisted suicide laws on the books.
Support of Euthanasia and Willingness to Engage in Physician Assisted Suicide by Interviewees With or Without Religious Affiliation.
The problems in reporting, tracking and investigating cases of euthanasia have been so persistent that the Oregon Health Service finally admitted in a report that it ``cannot determine whether physician assisted suicide is being practiced outside the framework of the Death With Dignity Act.
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