acute-care

[ uh-kyoot-kair ]
/ əˈkyutˈkɛər /
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adjective (of a hospital)

providing emergency services and general medical and surgical treatment for acute disorders rather than long-term residential care for chronic illness.

Nearby words

  1. acute situational reaction,
  2. acute stress disorder,
  3. acute trypanosomiasis,
  4. acute tuberculosis,
  5. acute yellow atrophy of liver,
  6. acutely,
  7. acutilingual,
  8. acv,
  9. acw,
  10. acyanotic

Origin of acute-care

First recorded in 1975–80

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