life-support


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life-sup·port

(līf′sə-pôrt′)
adj.
Of or relating to the methods, equipment, or conditions needed to sustain life.

life-support

adj
of or providing the equipment required to sustain human life in an unnatural environment, such as in space, or in severe illness or disability

life′-support`



adj.
of or pertaining to equipment or measures that sustain or artificially substitute for essential body functions, as breathing, or that allow humans to function within a hostile environment, as outer space or ocean depths.
[1955–60]
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Adj.1.life-support - of or pertaining to equipment or methods used to sustain life
Translations

life-support

[ˈlaɪfsəˌpɔːt] ADJ life-support systemsistema m de respiración artificial (pulmón artificial etc)
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Mark Shepard, 28, from Widnes, was visiting the Canary Island with friends when he fell and sustained a serious head injury which has left him on a life-support machine.
As a consequence, many patients who had limitation of life support after 0800 h and died or were discharged from ICU before 0800 h the following day may not have been coded as having limitation of life-support. Furthermore, the definition of limitations in life support is very variable among different health care professionals (3,4).
The woman has a feeding tube, but she is not attached to a respirator or any other life-support machine.