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Definition of PAS

PAS: 1. Physician-assisted suicide. 2. Personal alert system (an alarm system for an elderly or infirm person). 3. Periodic acid-Schiff (a stain used to detect carbohydrates in tissue).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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