life support system


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life support system:

see artificial life supportartificial life support,
systems that use medical technology to aid, support, or replace a vital function of the body that has been seriously damaged. Such techniques include artificial pacemakers, internal defibrillators, dialysis machines (see kidney, artificial), and
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; Life Support for Human Spaceflight under space sciencespace science,
body of scientific knowledge as it relates to space exploration; it is sometimes also called astronautics. Space science draws on the conventional sciences of physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering, as well as requiring specific research of its own.
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life support system

[′līf sə‚pȯrt ‚sis·təm]
(engineering)
A system providing atmospheric control and monitoring, such as a breathing mixture supply system, air purification and filtering system, or carbon dioxide removal system; used in oceanographic submersibles and spacecraft.
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New Delhi (India), Aug 16 ( ANI ): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday went to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi to enquire about the health of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is in a critical condition and has been put on life support system.
Fear and chaos gripped the hospital as many patients, including children, were on life support systems. The condition of many of them turned critical after the power failure.
Her cousin Fiona Ryan was last night critical on a life support system.
Melbourne, Nov 26 ( ANI ): The Australian world champion water skier, who had sustained serious injuries during a high-speed (120 km/h) river race in Sydney, has died after her family decided to turn off the life support system.
But the life support system keeping him alive was switched off five days later.
The Kilkenny squad member, who played in last week's All-Ireland final, is on a life support system.
Ending poverty and safeguarding Earth's life support system must be the twin priorities for the Sustainable Development Goals, the researchers said.
JURORS have been riveted by a videotape deposition of a paralysed woman, taken just before her life support system was removed, in which she said her mother did not mean to shoot her.
Azad, who was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), had been on life support system for the past three days.
Robert Drake is on a life support system after the attack last month in his Sligo home.
He had always said that if anything happened to him, the last thing he would want is a life support system. So his father also gave permission for his life support system to be taken off at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.