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DNR

1.
Medicine/Medical. do not resuscitate (used in hospitals and other health-care facilities to indicate to the staff the decision of a patient's doctors and family, or of the patient by a living will, to avoid extraordinary means of prolonging life).
2.
Also, D.N.R. do not return.
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DNR

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1.
do not resuscitate
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DNR in Medicine

DNR abbr.
do not resuscitate

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