Definition of life support
: medical life-support equipment the patient was placed on life support
Examples of life support in a sentence
He was removed from life support.
She was put on life support.
equipment providing life support for astronauts
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LIFE SUPPORT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of life support for English Language Learners
medical : the equipment, material, and treatment needed to keep a very sick or hurt patient alive
: the things that are needed to keep someone alive in a place (such as outer space) where life is usually not possible
Medical Definition of life support
: equipment, material, and treatment needed to keep a seriously ill or injured patient alive research shows that if basic life support is used on serious trauma victims within four minutes and advanced life support within eight, nearly 50% of them survive—Nancy Gibbs et al was on full life support for three weeks—Richard Hoffer
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