do not resuscitate order

Pronunciation: (… 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.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2005-05-23 Date last modified: 2008-11-21