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Definition of Will, living

Will, living: An advance medical directive that specifies what types of medical treatment are desired. A living will can be very specific or very general. The most common statement in a living will requests that if the patient suffers an incurable, irreversible illness

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012

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