Simple Definition of intensive care
: a section of a hospital where special medical equipment and services are provided for patients who are seriously injured or ill; also : the medical care provided in such a section
Full Definition of intensive care
1 : continuous monitoring and treatment of seriously ill patients using special medical equipment and services
2 : a unit in a hospital providing intensive care <heart patients in intensive care>
Examples of intensive care
Her condition will require intensive care.
First Known Use of intensive care
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INTENSIVE CARE Defined for Kids
Definition of intensive care
: constant observation and treatment of very ill patients in a special unit of a hospital
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