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 in a sentence
Her condition will require intensive care.
First Known Use of intensive care
INTENSIVE CARE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intensive care for English Language Learners
: 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
INTENSIVE CARE Defined for Kids
Definition of intensive care for Students
: constant observation and treatment of very ill patients in a special unit of a hospital
Medical Definition of intensive care
intensive carenoun 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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