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intensive care

noun

: 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

  1. Her condition will require intensive care.

First Known Use of INTENSIVE CARE

1963

intensive care

adjective    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INTENSIVE CARE

:  having special medical facilities, services, and monitoring devices to meet the needs of gravely ill patients <an intensive care unit>—compare acute care, chronic care
intensive care noun

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