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aftercare

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

First recorded in 1755–65; after + care
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British Dictionary definitions for aftercare

aftercare
/ (ˈɑːftəˌkɛə) /

noun
support services by a welfare agency for a person discharged from an institution, such as hospital, hostel, or prison
med the care before and after discharge from hospital of a patient recovering from an illness or operation
any system of maintenance or upkeep of an appliance or productcontact lens aftercare
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Medical definitions for aftercare

aftercare
[ ăftər-kâr′ ]

n.
Follow-up care provided after a medical procedure or treatment program.
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