assisted suicide


suicide facilitated by another person, especially a physician, who organizes the logistics of the suicide, as by providing the necessary quantities of a poison.See also medicide.

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Origin of assisted suicide

1975–80
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Medical definitions for assisted suicide

assisted suicide

n.

Suicide accomplished with the aid of another person, especially a physician.
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