life-support system


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life-support system

n.
1. Equipment that creates a viable environment under conditions otherwise incompatible with life.
2. Medical equipment that augments or substitutes for an essential bodily function, such as respiration, enabling a patient who otherwise might not survive to live.
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Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], August 16 ( ANI ): As the health of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee dropped and he was put on life-support system, several leaders rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi to enquire about his condition.
25 Years Ago Police and hospital authorities may never know who switched off the life-support system of a dying Wolverhampton man.
A vital part of our world's life-support system, forests are being managed responsibly in some parts of the world.
Andrew was put on a life-support system when his condition deteriorated.
Either way, the NHS Bill survives only because it's on a political life-support system. A bit like the gloomy NHS minister, who didn't find June full of the joys of spring.
I can think of a place other than the moon where NASA could develop a closed life-support system for staging rehearsals of manned Mars exploration ("A New Flight Plan: Back to the moon," SN: 3/13/04, p.
Biodegradable materials could be harnessed as biological nutrients in a life-support system, such as ESA's Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative, MELiSSA, a long-term effort to create artificial closed-loop life support serving future manned missions, based on microbes and higher plants.
She had been on a life-support system since being taken there in a coma by parents Rosanna Farrell and Michael Scanlon last Saturday.
Fr Paul Gallagher, curate in Convoy, was with the child's family when the life-support system was switched off.
Some argue that the forests, oceans, croplands, and atmosphere that form Earth's life-support system are already crumbling under humanity's heavy heel.
He was taken to the Mater Hospital but was transferred to the neurological unit at Beaumont Hospital, where he was put on a life-support system.