medicide


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medicide

(mĕd′ĭ-sīd′)
n.
Suicide accomplished with the aid of a physician.
A term referring to any form of facilitation by a doctor of the dying process in which a patient with a terminal illness is provided with passive, or, less commonly, active assistance in in ending his/her life
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Author of the book "Prescription: Medicide," he has publicly acknowledged that he has helped at least 130 other people to die by assisted suicide.
Nor did he keep his true motives a secret-he described them openly and with sickening candor in his book Prescription Medicide.
Jack Kevorkian, Prescription: Medicide (New York: Prometheus Books, 1991).