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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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Groups such as the American Medical Association, which comprises over 300,000 doctors nationwide, have traditionally opposed the legalization of physician assisted suicide.
Personally, I am very supportive of physician assisted suicide within the bounds of what is truly an act of compassion for the victim of the illness, and not a quick and easy out for those not willing to walk the difficult road of illness.
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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