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Euthanasia, Passive MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Euthanasia, Passive
Tree Number(s)
E02.760.905.199.500
E02.760.952.500
N02.421.585.905.199.625
N02.421.585.952.500
Unique ID
D005066
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005066
Annotation
human only; differentiate entry term ALLOWING TO DIE from RIGHT TO DIE
Scope Note
Failing to prevent death from natural causes, for reasons of mercy by the withdrawal or withholding of life-prolonging treatment.
Entry Term(s)
Allowing to Die
Euthanasia, Negative
Negative Euthanasia
Passive Euthanasia
NLM Classification #
WB 65
Previous Indexing
Ethics, Medical (1966-1977)
Euthanasia (1966-1977)
See Also
Resuscitation Orders
Withholding Treatment
Public MeSH Note
90; was see under EUTHANASIA 1978-89
History Note
90(78); was see under EUTHANASIA 1978-89
Date Established
1990/01/01
Date of Entry
1977/04/22
Revision Date
2020/04/09
Euthanasia, Passive Preferred
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