from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Suicide accomplished with the aid of a physician.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. suicide with the assistance of a physician
She was the controversial retired pathologist's first reported "medicide" patient.
After three days of continuous sweating under two heavy homemade wool blankets (basically comprising shredded and stretched clumps of wool inserted into a body-length cotton casing), promoted by drinking several cups of hot tea and some tea-like medicide called Fervex (which I do not recommend as it does nothing) as well as cheap Russian aspirin, I was finally able to get out of bed and thus back to Yerevan on Tuesday morning, August 9.
Call it "medicide" like Kevorkian did, or the value-neutral "aid in death" like the folks at