medical aid

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Noun1.medical aid - professional treatment for illness or injurymedical aid - professional treatment for illness or injury
medical diagnosis - identification of a disease from its symptoms
primary care - the medical care received on first contact with the medical system (before being referred elsewhere)
aftercare - care and treatment of a convalescent patient
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
hospital care, hospitalisation, hospitalization - placing in medical care in a hospital
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
nursing care - care by a skilled nurse
irrigation - (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
bandaging, binding, dressing - the act of applying a bandage
holistic medicine - medical care of the whole person considered as subject to personal and social as well as organic factors; "holistic medicine treats the mind as well as the body"
hospice - a program of medical and emotional care for the terminally ill
injection, shot - the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe; "the nurse gave him a flu shot"
bloodletting - formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)
defibrillation - treatment by stopping fibrillation of heart muscles (usually by electric shock delivered by a defibrillator)
detoxification - treatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties (normally a function of the liver)
disinfection - treatment to destroy harmful microorganisms
digitalisation, digitalization - the administration of digitalis for the treatment of certain heart disorders
anticoagulation - the administration of an anticoagulant drug to retard coagulation of the blood
allopathy - the usual method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects differing from those produced by the disease itself
homeopathy, homoeopathy - a method of treating disease with small amounts of remedies that, in large amounts in healthy people, produce symptoms similar to those being treated
intensive care - close monitoring and constant medical care of patients with life-threatening conditions
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For the three thousand square miles of our district, what with our thaws, and the storms, and the work in the fields, I don't see how it is possible to provide medical aid all over.
did not think it was croup till late on Tuesday night, and all that Medical aid could prescribe was done, but the Dr.
I entreat you will go with us, and receive medical aid.
Inglethorp would have been quite alone in the right wing, completely shut off from help of any kind, and would have died, in all probability, before medical aid could have been summoned.
I felt no inclination to tarry the event; and, resolving to seek medical aid on my own responsibility, I quitted the chamber.
When he reached my sister's side she was unconscious, and though he poured brandy down her throat and sent for medical aid from the village, all efforts were in vain, for she slowly sank and died without having recovered her consciousness.
Head of the SARC Abdul-Rahman al-Attar, upon signing the receipt for the shipment with China's Ambassador in Syria Wang Kejian, said the aid will give added value to the health services provided by the Syrian government, adding that medical aid is being distributed to all areas indiscriminately, even in unsafe areas where armed groups exist.
Almost 500 members of the Namibian Agricultural Union (NAU) have already signed up for the Nammed Medical Aid Fund since the commercialisation of the fund in 1999.
Medical aid covered the expenses all the way down to air ticket to South Africa where the operation took place.
May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is deploying an emergency response team to Oklahoma City to coordinate deliveries of relief supplies and medical aid for tornado survivors.
Since she has good medical aid coverage through her employer, her dentist suggested that the envisaged extraction of 3 teeth be performed on a short-stay basis under general anaesthesia at the local private hospital.
Kawaguchi did not elaborate on when Japan will deliver the remaining 125,000 tons of food aid and $3 million worth of medical aid.

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