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intensive care

adjective

Medical Definition of intensive care

  1. :  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 <She required intensive care and survived without sequelae.—The Journal of the American Medical Association, 4 July 1986> <He spent several days in intensive care before recovering from the overdose.—Jerome Groopman, The New Yorker, 10 Jan. 2005>



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