Definition of assisted suicide in English:

assisted suicide

Line breaks: as|sist¦ed sui|cide


[mass noun]
  • The suicide of a patient suffering from an incurable disease, effected by the taking of lethal drugs provided by a doctor for this purpose: [in combination]: physician-assisted suicide
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    • No physician engaged in euthanasia or medically assisted suicide should be responsible for diagnosing brain death.
    • To conduct physician assisted suicide effectively, doctors would probably have to administer drugs parenterally.
    • In practice, many physicians oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia, and hospitals have barred assisted suicide from their premises.

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