NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,034 terms related to cancer and medicine.

do not resuscitate order
(… ree-SUH-sih-TAYT …)
A type of advance directive in which a person states that healthcare providers should not perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (restarting the heart) if his or her heart or breathing stops. Also called DNR order.