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Euthanasia MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Euthanasia
Tree Number(s)
E02.760.905.199
I01.880.735.344.500
N02.421.585.905.199
Unique ID
D005065
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005065
Annotation
HUMAN only; EUTHANASIA, ANIMAL is available for animals; EUTHANASIA, ACTIVE and EUTHANASIA, PASSIVE are also available
Scope Note
The act or practice of killing or allowing death from natural causes, for reasons of mercy, i.e., in order to release a person from incurable disease, intolerable suffering, or undignified death. (from Beauchamp and Walters, Contemporary Issues in Bioethics, 5th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Mercy Killing
NLM Classification #
WB 65
See Also
Bioethical Issues
Right to Die
Suicide, Assisted
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/06/29
Euthanasia Preferred
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