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Term: Artificial Life Support

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-04-20


".. a spectrum of [therapies and] techniques used to maintain life after the failure of one or more vital organs." (from The Free Dictionary - Medical Dictionary web site - accessed April 20, 2012). Prominent among these techniques is mechanical ventilation.

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