man-made death


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man-made death

Ethics Death that occurs by acts of man, which may be divided into civilian forms–MVAs, smoking, AIDS, accidents, eg, Bhopal and Chernobyl, possibly also, induced abortions, and non-civilian forms, related to war or totalitarianism. See Man-made disaster. Cf Natural disaster.

eu·tha·na·si·a

(yū'thă-nā'zē-ă)
1. The intentional putting to death of a person with an incurable or painful disease, intended as an act of mercy.
2. A quiet, painless death.
Synonym(s): man-made death (1) .
[eu- + G. thanatos, death]

slow code

(slō kōd)
Intentionally tardy response to a cardiorespiratory emergency so as to reduce the likelihood of a successful resusciation.
Synonym(s): man-made death (2) .

man-made death

Death due to something other than natural causes, e.g., murder, war, violence.
See also: death