from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A life-support system: a patient on life support.
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- n. An artificial system designed to provide oxygen in an environment that lacks oxygen.
- n. A machine that keeps the body of an ill or injured person alive.
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- n. medical equipment that assists or replaces important bodily functions and so enables a patient to live who otherwise might not survive
- n. equipment that makes life possible in otherwise deadly environmental conditions
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