Dysthanasia

In medicine, dysthanasia means `bad death` and is considered a common fault of modern medicine: Technologies such as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, artificial ventilation, ventricular assist devices, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation can extend the dying process. Dysthanasia is a term generally used when a person is seen to be .....
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Dysthanasia

[animal] Animal dysthanasia (from the Greek, meaning `difficult death”: dys (bad; difficult) + thanatos (death)) refers to the practice of prolonging the life of animals that are seriously or even terminally ill and that are potentially experiencing suffering. Animal dysthanasia is a recent concept, emerging from changes in the social per...
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dysthanasia

dysthanasia 1. An undignified and painful death due to the postponement of a merciful death. 2. Painful or lingering death.
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