active euthanasia(redirected from Direct Euthanasia)
a mode of ending life in which the intent is to cause the patient's death in a single act (also called mercy killing).
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active euthanasiaMedical ethics The practice of injecting a Pt with a lethal dose of medication with the primary intention of ending the Pt's life. Cf Active euthanasia.
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ac·tive eu·tha·na·sia(aktiv yūthă-nāzē-ă)
Mode of ending life in which the intent is to cause the patient's death in a single act (also called mercy killing).
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