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|Noun||1.||medical care - 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)
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
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