|extensive and continuous care and treatment provided for an acutely ill patient, usually in a specially designated section (intensive care unit) of a hospital|
|Main Entry:||intensive care|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||See critical care|
intensive care in·ten·sive care (ĭn-těn'sĭv)
Continuous and closely monitored health care that is provided to critically ill patients.