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intensive care

n.
Continuous and closely monitored health care that is provided to critically ill patients.

intensive care

n
(Medicine) extensive and continuous care and treatment provided for an acutely ill patient, usually in a specially designated section (intensive care unit) of a hospital

inten′sive care′


n.
the use of specialized equipment and personnel for continuous monitoring and care of the critically ill, usu. in a special center in a hospital (inten′sive care′ u′nit).
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intensive care - close monitoring and constant medical care of patients with life-threatening conditionsintensive care - close monitoring and constant medical care of patients with life-threatening conditions
medical aid, medical care - professional treatment for illness or injury
Translations

intensive care

nrianimazione f
to be in intensive care → essere in rianimazione
intensive care unit → reparto or centro di rianimazione
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