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nducing a painless death, by agreement and with compassion, to ease suffering. From the Greek meaning “good death”.
Medical procedure to assist an infertile couple to have a child.
A form of punishment in which an offender pays a sum of money.
Fertilised ovum from eight weeks.
Plants and animals that have had their natural make-up altered by scientists.
Drugs which lead to dependency and cause severe harm to the body.
A highly addictive class A drug.
Special places to which people go to die with dignity.
Testing products, usually medicines on paid human volunteers.
human genetic engineering
The modification of gene make-up to change the features of a human.
human-animal hybrid embryo
An embryo made from human DNA and animal eggs for purposes of experimentation.
Drugs which are illegal to possess, sell or use, put into three classifications according to their potential harm and addictiveness.
When a person is put in jail for committing a crime.
A person who takes responsibility for themselves.
in vitro fertilisation (IVF)
A procedure in which eggs are removed from a woman’s ovaries and fertilised with sperm in a laboratory. The fertilised egg is then replaced into the women’s uterus.
When a patient’s life is ended because it is felt that, to keep them alive is to make them suffer, but the patient has not given their consent to the decision.
Bringing about what is right and fair according to the law, or making up for what has been done wrong.
Drugs that can be purchased legally. Some have age restrictions.
A prison sentence that (theoretically) keeps people in jail until they die.
life support machine
A machine that keeps people alive when they would otherwise die.