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View in Spanish: Orden de no resucitar

Do not resuscitate order (…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: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.