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The unlawful, unjustifiable, and/or inexcusable killing of one human by another, under circumstances lacking premeditation, deliberation, and express or implied malice
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manslaughter

Forensic medicine The unlawful, unjustifiable, and/or inexcusable, killing of one human by another, under circumstances lacking premeditation, deliberation, and express or implied malice. See Serial killer. Cf Murder.
Manslaughter  
Voluntary That which is committed voluntarily in a heat of passion
Involuntary That which occurs when a person commits an unlawful act that is not felonious or tending to cause great bodily harm, or when a person is committing a lawful act without due caution or requisite skill–eg a surgeon performing an operation while intoxicated, and inadvertently kills another
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

manslaughter

(măn″slăw-tĕr)
A form of homicide in which the killing of another person is not the result of malice. On occasion, health care professionals who have withheld certain forms of treatment have been charged and convicted of manslaughter. Patients also may be charged with manslaughter (e.g., if failure to follow medical advice not to drive an automobile results in a fatal crash).
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