physician-assisted suicide

physician-assisted suicide n suicide by a patient facilitated by means or information (as a drug prescription or indication of the lethal dosage) provided by a physician who is aware of how the patient intends to use such means or information

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • physician-assisted suicide — noun assisted suicide where the assistant is a physician • Hypernyms: ↑assisted suicide * * *  ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun : assisted suicide herein * * * noun [noncount] chiefly US : suicide that is done with the help of a doctor compare …   Useful english dictionary

  • physician-assisted suicide — suicide in which a doctor provides the medication or means to cause death …   English contemporary dictionary

  • physician-assisted suicide — noun Date: 1987 suicide by a patient facilitated by means (as a drug prescription) or by information (as an indication of a lethal dosage) provided by a physician aware of the patient s intent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Assisted suicide — Detail of The Death of Socrates. A disciple is handing Socrates a goblet of hemlock …   Wikipedia

  • assisted suicide — noun suicide of a terminally ill person that involves an assistant who serves to make dying as painless and dignified as possible • Hypernyms: ↑suicide, ↑self destruction, ↑self annihilation • Hyponyms: ↑physician assisted suicide * * * noun, pl… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Assisted suicide — Deliberate hastening of death performed by a terminally ill patient with assistance from a doctor, family member, or other individual. See Active euthanasia. * * * assisted suicide n suicide by an individual facilitated by means or information… …   Medical dictionary

  • assisted suicide — noun Date: 1976 suicide committed by someone with assistance from another person; especially physician assisted suicide …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • assisted suicide — Suicide of a terminally ill or otherwise incapable person with help (such as painless drugs) from a physician, family member, or other individual. A form of euthanasia, assisted suicide is illegal in almost all states. Category: Divorce & Family… …   Law dictionary

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