- 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).
- Also D.N.R. do not return.
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Examples from the Web for dnr
Told by a Ukrainian that the DNR were in Novotroitske, a guardsman said, “We know.”Pro-Russian Rebels Brag Kiev Is Next
September 2, 2014
DNR leaders admitted that foreign aid workers in the Donetsk region had good reasons to be concerned about their safety.From Embattled Donetsk, a Plea for Body Bags
August 6, 2014
- do not resuscitate
- do not resuscitate (a physician's order to refrain from initiating a code blue)
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