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/ˌyo͞oTHəˈnāZHə/,
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The painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. The practice is illegal in most countries,
  1. The painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. The practice is illegal in most countries


  1. the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)
  2. Euthanasia (from the Greek εὐθανασία meaning "good death": εὖ, eu (well or good) + θάνατος, thanatos (death)) refers to the practice of ending a life in a manner which relieves pain and suffering. ...
  3. Animal euthanasia (from the Greek meaning "good death") is the act of putting to death painlessly or allowing to die, as by withholding extreme medical measures, an animal suffering from an incurable, esp. a painful, disease or condition. ...
  4. The practice of intentionally and painlessly killing a human being or animal for humane reasons, especially in order to end great suffering or poor quality of life; An easy death, or the means to bring about such a death
  5. Literally meaning a good death. Used to descibe the doctor assisted death for a patient with a pianful terminal condition, the switching off of life support machines for those in comas, the killing of the elderly or disabled. ...
  6. The killing, or the allowance of the death of, a being out of mercy and for the sake of the animal, when that being is "hopelessly sick or injured." Imprecise, euphemistic use of the term to refer to the killing of healthy animals is controversial.
  7. From the Greek for good death, it is the mercy killing of someone with terminal or incurable disease, a coup de grace.
  8. The act or practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness or an incurable condition, as by lethal injection or the suspension of extraordinary medical treatment.
  9. The putting to death, by painless method, of a terminally-ill or severely debilitated person through the omission (intentionally withholding a life-saving medical procedure, also known as "passive euthanasia") or commission of an act ("active euthanasia'). See also living will.
  10. The original meaning of this term was an easy and painless death for the terminally ill. However, the Nazi euthanasia program took on quite a different meaning: the taking of eugenic measures to improve the quality of the German "race. ...
  11. Euthanasia, suicide and assisted suicide are strictly forbidden by Jewish law, because life is so precious. See Life, Death and Mourning for more information.
  12. Euthanasia is  helping to end the life of someone who wants to die, often because they have an incurable disease. This is illegal in the UK and most countries.
  13. has many definitions. The Pro-Life Alliance defines it as: "Any action or omission intended to end the life of a patient on the grounds that his or her life is not worth living. ...
  14. Intentional induction of painless death. To euthanize an animal means to induce death in a way that does not cause unnecessary pain, discomfort, or fear. The American Veterinary Medical Association publishes euthanasia methods considered acceptable.
  15. To kill an animal painlessly, and without distress.
  16. Literally means "Good Death." Euthanasia is a term used to describe methods of killing animals that are deemed to cause the least amount of pain and distress. Typically, approved methods include, Carbon-dioxode narcosis, lethal injection, and others. Learn more at Euthanasia
  17. the word means "good death" and it describes a humane killing method that provides as painless a death as possible, specifically, by killing the animal quickly, or causing rapid unconsciousness, then rapid death. See chapter five for details.
  18. The humane killing of an animal, in the interests of its own welfare, to alleviate pain and distress (see Humane killing).
  19. (literally "good death" in Ancient Greek) refers to the practice of ending a life, usually through lethal injection. It is illegal in most countries. // This article is about euthanasia of animals. ... ...
  20. The ending of life, by medical means, when there is no hope of recovery.
  21. The deliberate ending of life in order to relieve incurable pain and suffering
  22. "A person who participates in euthanasia-deliberately putting to death a person suffering from incurable conditions or diseases-violates the commandments of God" (11-5; see Prolonging Life).
  23. ("Good death") death caused by other than the deceased to relieve suffering.