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 oxygen generation system is one of two primary components in the station's regenerative environmental control and life support system.
48 million adults experienced the death of someone close to them who had been on a life support system.
The Daily News, and every other employer in this city, houses their employees in buildings with safety and life support systems, as required by law.
Hennadii Zubko noted that monitoring of the appropriate use of these funds must be carried by the communities that reside in the areas with damaged infrastructure, social facilities and life support systems.
Recalling the case of Aruna Shanbaug, he added, "This issue of passive euthanasia was considered by the Supreme Court in Aruna Shanbaug's case a few years ago and a two judge bench of the Supreme Court had held that passive Euthanasia is perfectly legal, which means that like Aruna Shanbaug who was in a permanent vegetative state, her next of kin or her guardians had the right to direct the hospital and the doctors to withdraw her life support systems.
And strict criteria already regulate life support systems.
When the pilot climbs aboard, Sokolik leans over the cockpit and helps him connect the suit to the aircraft life support systems.
We are tampering with the life support systems of the Earth in ways that we barely understand.
When my elderly mother recovered from being on life support systems, the first thing she did was complain to the people who were keeping her alive, telling them of the horrible suffering she was being put through.
The money will go to the BLISS charity - Baby Life Support Systems - which buys equipment to help the newborn.
Vice Prime Minister Olexandr Vilkul during the All-Ukrainian conference call to set a target to regions to ensure a firm control over life support systems network and act proactively when clearing streets from snow drifts.
A young Hispanic man had been on life support systems in an ICU room not far from Edna's, and the doctors wanted Edna waiting nearby, just in case the boy's parents made the agonizing decision not to keep their son alive artificially.