terminal weaning
 n.— «Of physicians who withdrew ventilators, 33% preferred the gradual withdrawal of supplemental oxygen and positive end-expiratory pressure treatment before removing the ventilator, a process called terminal weaning.» —“Withholding and withdrawal of life support from critically ill patients” by John M. Luce Western Journal of Medicine Dec. 1, 1997. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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