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intensive care

the use of specialized equipment and personnel for continuous monitoring and care of the critically ill.
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1960-65 Unabridged
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intensive care

extensive and continuous care and treatment provided for an acutely ill patient, usually in a specially designated section (intensive care unit) of a hospital
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intensive-care in Medicine

intensive care in·ten·sive care (ĭn-těn'sĭv)
Continuous and closely monitored health care that is provided to critically ill patients.

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