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pull the plug

Vox populi
verb
(1) A popular term meaning to withdraw nutritional support and ventilation from a patient in a persistent vegetative states.
(2) In the common parlance, pulling the plug refers to the precipitate disruption of electron flow from a power grid to an electrical device in use or on standby, by abrupt application of a lateral counter-force from a mutually positioned female receptacle.
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pull the plug

Medical ethics verb A popular term for withdrawing nutritional support and ventilation from a Pt in a persistent vegetative state. See De-escalate, End-of-life debate, Persistent vegetative state.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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