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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was it impossible, if the money were properly laid out, to provide medical aid?"
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.
HYDERABAD -- The Integrated Health Services (IHS) Tuesday announced to provide ambulance services, medical aid, doctors and para-medical staff in 21 district of Sindh during Ashura.
Kuwait Red Crescent Society provides necessary medical aid
Through the complimentary services cover, medical aid schemes will still be able to provide healthcare that is not covered under the NHI.
Patients who belong to a medical aid fund will pay N.dollars 1 314 for up to 45 minutes of using the ambulance services in terms of basic life support in urban areas and for up to 60 minutes it costs N.dollars 1 720.

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