palliative care

  1. medical care focused on improving the quality of life of patients with serious illnesses, as by treating symptoms and providing emotional support.

Origin of palliative care

First recorded in 1965–70
  • Also called comfort care .

Words Nearby palliative care Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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