physician-assisted suicide


physician–assisted suicide

noun

: suicide that is done with the help of a doctor

Full Definition of PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE

:  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

First Known Use of PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE

1987

physician–assisted suicide

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHYSICIAN–ASSISTED SUICIDE

: 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

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