medical care

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Noun1.medical care - professional treatment for illness or injurymedical 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)
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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In course of time the symptoms of mental affliction in her unhappy daughter increased to such a serious extent, as to make it a matter of necessity to place her under proper medical care.
those rulings should not be interpreted to allow a current deduction of payments for future medical care (including medical insurance) extending substantially beyond the close of the tax year when the future care is not purchased in connection with obtaining lifetime care of the type described in those rulings.
The IRS ruled that the children were attending the school principally to receive medical care in the form of special education in the years they were diagnosed as having a medical condition that hindered their ability to learn.
We should also pay more attention to the absurd results of co-pays and other "moral hazard" charges--intended less to raise revenue than to reduce the use of medical care, supposedly to prevent abuse and therefore save money.
Although the diagnosis of MS was not made until August 1999--more than four months after her effective date of coverage--the insurer concluded that McLeod had "received medical care for manifestations, symptoms, findings or aggravations relating to or resulting from multiple sclerosis during the 90-day period prior to her insured effective date of April 1, 1999.
The study focused on the cost of medical care given to individuals who have asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic airway obstruction, and other major respiratory diseases, compared with costs for people who do not have serious lung problems.
Physician reluctance to embrace technology may be due to perceived constraints on autonomy as a necessary byproduct of embedding technical systems in medical care.
Having made that set of claims, Mortal Peril then takes a tour across the vast domain of American medical care.
Under this option, P would continue to reimburse all eligible retired employees for medical care, until all unused accumulated amounts are exhausted.
Generally under section 105(b), an individual excludes from income amounts reimbursed for medical care costs.

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