[af-ter-kair, ahf-]
noun Medicine/Medical.
the care and treatment of a convalescent patient.

1755–65; after + care Unabridged
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aftercare (ˈɑːftəˌkɛə)
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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aftercare af·ter·care (āf'tər-kâr')
Follolw-up care provided after a medical procedure or treatment program.

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