critical care unit

noun

plural critical care units
: a unit of a hospital providing intensive care for critically ill or injured patients : intensive care unit
In the critical care unit, I was strapped into several machines that would monitor my vitals.Maggie Menditto
The critical care unit is for patients whose care is overseen by infectious disease physicians and intensivists, doctors who specialize in treatment of critically ill patients …Alex Golden

Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of critical care unit was in 1956

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“Critical care unit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/critical%20care%20unit. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

critical care unit

noun
: a unit of a hospital providing intensive care for critically ill or injured patients : intensive care unit
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