heroic measures

heroic measures

In medical practice, the undertaking of a procedure or therapy in an attempt to save or sustain the life of a patient with life-threatening injuries or illness.
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If by chance our Amphitryon changes his mind and receives only Porthos and myself, why, then, we must resort to heroic measures and each give two strokes instead of one.
This theory, so far as I can see, solves the problems of introspective knowledge, without requiring heroic measures such as those proposed by Knight Dunlap, whose views we discussed in Lecture VI.
It drives the frail flesh of weak women to deeds of heroic measure.
These are hardly heroic measures -- especially for a Democrat-controlled legislative body.
Last summer, police and prosecutors concluded that the man had killed 33 patients at a hospital in Oldenburg in northern Germany and that he had done so out of a desire to win approval by taking heroic measures trying to resuscitate them.
Caring does not necessarily require heroic measures.
Reliability can be adversely affected, but since the hook's position is determined by the slot engaging the firing pin stop, we've been stuck with a less than perfect position of the hook, or forced into heroic measures like welding up and re-cutting the slot.
A very different novel is Heroic Measures, by Jo-Ann Power (Wild Rose Press: 2013).
No heroic measures," our sisterinlaw told the cardiac team that rushed in.
This facility will join ReproTech's Minnesota and Florida facilities as the only reproductive tissue storage centers in the country that have taken such heroic measures to protect client tissues from natural disasters.
WHEN AGGRESSIVE TREATMENTS and heroic measures fail, caregivers are left wondering how to minimize loved ones' suffering.
The editors and authors of this special issue have provided real and innovative ways towards cost-saving and quality-of-life measures around end-of-life care as opposed to the traditional, isolated, and heroic measures.