Medical Ethics

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Abortion The ending of a pregnancy before the baby can survive outside the womb
Clone An organism or cell produced asexually from one ancestor, genetically identical
Embryo A collection of cells that has developed from a fertilised egg
Euthanasia Assisted suicide, the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or irreversible coma
Fertility Treatment The application of any various methods to change the chance of conceiving a baby
IVF In-virto fertilisation, an egg is fertilised outside the woman in a petri dish and when the egg becomes an embryo it is implanted in the woman
Genetic Engineering The deliberate modification of the characteristics of an organism by manipulating its genetic material
Medical Ethics A system of moral principles that apply values and judgments to the practice of medicine
Sacred Connected with God
Sanctity of Life Principle of implied protection regarding aspects of life of such value they are not be violated
Quality of Life The standard of health, comfort, and happiness experiences by an individual or group
Suicide Intentionally killing oneself
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