terminal weaning
 n.— «Physicians often withdraw patients from mechanical ventilators when therapy has been judged futile or the patient requests discontinuation. Withdrawal occurs in two ways: physicians either extubate patients immediately or wean them over a period of hours (terminal weaning).» —“Terminal weaning. (from ventilator therapy)” by Dean Gianakos Chest Nov. 1, 1995. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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