intensive care

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

:  continuous monitoring and treatment of seriously ill patients using special medical equipment and services
:  a unit in a hospital providing intensive care <heart patients in intensive care>


  1. Her condition will require intensive care.

First Known Use of INTENSIVE CARE


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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