"Euthanasia" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
The act or practice of killing or allowing death from natural causes, for reasons of mercy, i.e., in order to release a person from incurable disease, intolerable suffering, or undignified death. (from Beauchamp and Walters, Contemporary Issues in Bioethics, 5th ed)
- Mercy Killing
- Killing, Mercy
- Killings, Mercy
- Mercy Killings
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Euthanasia".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Euthanasia".
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