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coronary-care unit

[ kawr-uh-ner-ee -kair, kor- ]
/ ˈkɔr əˌnɛr i ˈkɛər, ˈkɒr- /
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noun

a specialized hospital unit for the early care and treatment of heart-attack patients. Abbreviation: CCU

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Medical definitions for coronary-care unit

coronary care unit

n.

A hospital unit that is specially equipped to treat and monitor patients with serious heart conditions, such as coronary thrombosis.
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