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intensive care unit

noun
1.
the specialized center in a hospital where intensive care is provided.
Abbreviation: ICU.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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  • He was admitted to the hospital's intensive care unit.
  • Until the day he ended up in the intensive care unit.
intensive care unit in Medicine

intensive care unit n.
Abbr. ICU
A specialized section of a hospital containing the equipment, medical and nursing staff, and monitoring devices necessary to provide intensive care. Also called critical care unit.

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