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life support

n.
A life-support system: a patient on life support.
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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
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life support

n (Med) → lebenserhaltende Apparate pl; she’s on life supportsie wird künstlich am Leben erhalten
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The wire service continued: "Her husband wants her taken off life support after more than 14 years in which she has lived in a vegetative state.
The questions ask about (1) food and fluids, on the one hand, and life support, on the other hand, when (2) the patient wishes the lifesaving measure or, although the patient's wishes are not known, the patient's family directs those measures.
Over the objections of his wife, life support will be withdrawn from a military veteran in Florida who signed a "living will" stating that he would prefer death to remaining on life support during terminal illness or incapacitation.
In addition, the interior space also includes a supervisor's office, advance life support and basic life support supply rooms, a break area, storage for oxygen tanks and vehicle fluids and locker facilities and bathrooms for 100 employees.
Now, thanks to the Life Support project based in the Valleys, the mother-of-one is training to become a nurse.
According to some anecdotal reports, some laryngectomized patients have been ventilated by mouth rather than through their stoma at critical times, such as during the administration of basic life support and during the induction of anesthesia.
The SABRE program, which includes faculty from the University of Florida's (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, will focus on the discovery, development and application of the biological aspects of advanced life support strategies, says Mike Martin, UF vice president for agriculture and natural resources.
If they are on life support, they are required to register with the local hospital and fire station.
"We have felt for some time that there was a call for night work as well as day work and we are in the process of enhancing what we have there now to provide 24-hour advanced life support. We already have advanced life support (in Timmins), but it's not 24 hours a day.
Since such patients are dead, the removal of life support cannot briny about death and such an action cannot be construed as euthanasia.
The court noted that, under present law, a dying patient on life support may legally have it removed to facilitate death while another dying patient, not on life support but suffering under equivalent circumstances and equally dose to death, has no means by which to achieve the same end.
That is, they are working parts of the life support system, the eco-systems that supply our economy with absolutely irreplaceable services.