life-support system definition

  • noun:
    • Equipment that produces a viable environment under circumstances usually incompatible with life.
    • health gear that augments or substitutes for an important bodily purpose, including respiration, allowing an individual which otherwise might not endure to live.
    • equipment that produces life feasible in otherwise lethal environmental problems
    • health equipment that helps or replaces crucial bodily processes and so enables a patient to call home whom otherwise may not endure

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