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aftercare

[af-ter-kair, ahf-] /ˈæf tərˌkɛər, ˈɑf-/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
the care and treatment of a convalescent patient.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; after + care
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British Dictionary definitions for after care

aftercare

/ˈɑːftəˌkɛə/
noun
1.
support services by a welfare agency for a person discharged from an institution, such as hospital, hostel, or prison
2.
(med) the care before and after discharge from hospital of a patient recovering from an illness or operation
3.
any system of maintenance or upkeep of an appliance or product contact lens aftercare
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after care in Medicine

aftercare af·ter·care (āf'tər-kâr')
n.
Follolw-up care provided after a medical procedure or treatment program.

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