DNR

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DNR

 
do not resuscitate.
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DNR

Abbreviation for "do not resuscitate."
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DNR

abbr.
1. Department of Natural Resources
2. do not resuscitate
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DNR

Abbreviation for:
do not resuscitate 
dorsal nerve root
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DNR

Do not resuscitate End of life decisions An order written in a Pt's chart that explicitly and unequivocally states that CPR–eg, intubation, pounding, defibrillation, should not be initiated if a Pt is found in cardiac arrest. See Medical futility. Cf Advance directives, Euthanasia, Living will.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

DNR

Abbrev. for do not resuscitate. An instruction to refrain from energetic measures to restore the heart beat and the breathing in those people with terminal, irreversible illness in which death is expected, who suffer cardiac arrest. This has been the unwritten rule of many doctors and was enacted in American legislation in 1988.
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DNR

Abbreviation for do not resuscitate.
See: do not attempt resuscitation
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