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noun

the use of specialized equipment and personnel for continuous monitoring and care of the critically ill.

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Origin of intensive care

First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for intensive care

intensive care

noun

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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Medical definitions for intensive care

intensive care
[ ĭn-tĕnsĭv ]

n.

Continuous and closely monitored health care that is provided to critically ill patients.
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