Term: Artificial Life Support
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 http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Artificial+life+support - accessed April 20, 2012). Prominent among these techniques is mechanical ventilation.
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