life-sustaining life-sustaining

Definition(s):

  • (adj) performing an essential function in the living body

Usage(s):

  1. Marie Humbert the mother of that man has continued denouncing the law for only allowing the passive act of interrupting life-sustaining treatment.
  2. The charity said selling food to fund its programs is inefficient and often delivers life-sustaining grain not to the hungry but to those who can afford it.

News

  1. Nation's Kidney Care Leaders Express Alarm Over Depth of CMS-Proposed Cuts in Medicare Funding for Dialysis

    WASHINGTON, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's leading kidney care coalition expressed alarm over the depth of cuts contained in the just issued Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) proposed rule affecting Medicare funding for life-sustaining dialysis...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

  2. New rule targets drug shortages

    Federal regulators, trying to head off drug shortages, are poised to release a proposed rule that would require manufacturers to notify them if they stop or delay production of critical drugs. The rule would require manufacturers to give the Food and Drug Administration six months’ notice before discontinuing or interrupting the production of drugs that are life-sustaining, or that treat or ...
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. On the other hand, Ablow said that the Canadian couple - Isaac and Rebecka May - are "demonstrating tremendous psychological strength in lobbying for their baby Isaiah to continue life-sustaining treatment. :No doctor can predict with absolute...
    on Jan 29, 2010 By: Dr Keith Ablow Source: FOXNews

  2. "These are some of the most basic and life-sustaining issues that demand involvement of us as a nation and certainly involve us in Washington state," Cantwell said.
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Maria Cantwell Source: Seattle Times

  3. In addressing the international congress "Life-Sustaining Treatments and Vegetative State: Scientific Advances and Ethical Dilemmas," which was sponsored by the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations and the Pontifical Academy for...
    on Apr 13, 2004 By: Pope John Paul II Source: National Catholic Reporter

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