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aftercare

[af-ter-kair, ahf-]
noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. 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

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

aftercare

(ăftər-kâr′)
n.
  1. Follow-up care provided after a medical procedure or treatment program.
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