intensive care unit


the specialized center in a hospital where intensive care is provided. Abbreviation: ICU

Origin of intensive care unit

First recorded in 1960–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for intensive care unit

intensive care unit


A specialized section of a hospital containing the equipment, medical and nursing staff, and monitoring devices necessary to provide intensive care.critical care unit
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