life support system


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life support system

Medical equipment used to maintain respiration or the heart action, and possibly nutrition, in a person unable to survive without such support.
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The station's life support system is vital because it acts as sort of a test run before its used during more extensive travel throughout the solar system.
Although automated life support systems are in place, manual overrides offer additional safety.
Her husband of 25 years, Ezio Forzatti, forced his way into her hospital room in Monza and disconnected her life support system.
"She is sick, on a life support system, needing medication to support her blood pressure.
[UKPRwire, Wed Apr 24 2019] Life support system is a complex machine which is widely used in the healthcare industry to support the functioning of a different body organs and systems.
Each ambulance is equipped with a life support system, including oxygen tanks, suction system, upper litter rack, sliding attendant seat, first aid kit, tools and manuals, among other things.
The bench was hearing a PIL filed by NGO Common Cause in 2008 contending that when a medical expert opines that the person with terminal disease has reached a point of no return, then he should be given the right to refuse life support system as otherwise it would only prolong his agony.
The Journal writes: "According to the paper, existing environmental control and life support system (ECLSS) technologies would allow such a spacecraft to support two people for the mission, although in Spartan condition."
A TOP female jockey was on a life support system in a Cambridge hospital last night after a horrendous fall in a steeplechase race.
Dylan was on a life support system at Letterkenny General Hospital for almost 24 hours after he was hit by a van as he was about to cross a street in the village.
The baby had been kept on a life support system until her death with her mother and father at her bedside.
He was beaten and left for dead at Grangetown railway station and has been on a life support system ever since.