life-support systems


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life-support systems

The fire alarms, smoke detectors, sprinklers, exit lights, hoods, portable fire extinguishers, and other such warning and protection systems in commercial buildings. Most recently, halon (nonwater) fire-extinguishing systems became an important component, because of the need to protect sophisticated computer and telecommunications equipment in the event of a fire.Industry leaders are now calling for inclusion of protections,or at least warnings,for chemical and biological contaminants associated with possible terrorist attacks. Sometimes called life safety systems.

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Individuals have a right to die with dignity, India's Supreme Court upheld on Friday in a landmark verdict that permits the removal of life-support systems for the terminally ill or those in incurable comas.
NASA said Raytheon's intelligence, information and service unit will help the laboratory in the procurement of life-support systems for submersed space-suited objects as well as oxygen breathing gas production, spacewalk procedure development and verification and human-rated robotic system operations services.
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The actor has been in the intensive care unit and is on life-support systems. A medical bulletin released by hospital authorities today said his condition was extremely critical.
Deshmukh, who was put on life-support systems, was undergoing treatment for serious liver ailment.
The legislation specifies the conditions where life-support systems should
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This simply but informatively illustrated book reviews how buildings have evolved from simple shelters against the elements to "comprehensive life-support systems." Architect Allen reveals the many varied functions that modern buildings perform, from keeping occupants cool in summer to providing power for their electronic appliances and gadgets.
"Immediate action is now required to put these vital life-support systems back into working order, and I'm delighted that CCC has been invited to do just that."
DURING THE SECOND HALF of the twentieth century the world economy grew by a factor of seven while the Earth's natural life-support systems remained static.
Terri is not on life-support systems, such as a respirator, which could be construed as "over-zealous" treatment, disproportionate to the expected outcome.