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Descriptor English: Euthanasia
Descriptor Spanish: Eutanasia
Descriptor Portuguese: Eutanásia
Descriptor French: Euthanasie
Entry term(s): Killing, Mercy
Killings, Mercy
Mercy Killing
Mercy Killings
Tree number(s): E02.760.905.199
I01.880.735.344.500
N02.421.585.905.199
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005065
Scope note: 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)
Annotation: HUMAN only; EUTHANASIA, ANIMAL is available for animals; EUTHANASIA, ACTIVE and EUTHANASIA, PASSIVE are also available
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends
Related: Bioethical Issues MeSH
Right to Die MeSH
Suicide, Assisted MeSH
DeCS ID: 28008
Unique ID: D005065
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Euthanasia - Preferred
Concept UI M0007961
Scope note 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)
Preferred term Euthanasia
Entry term(s) Killing, Mercy
Killings, Mercy
Mercy Killing
Mercy Killings



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