Definition of Intensive care unit
1. Noun. A hospital unit staffed and equipped to provide intensive care.
Group relationships: Hospital
Specialized synonyms: Coronary Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Nicu
Generic synonyms: Social Unit, Unit
Medical Definition of Intensive care unit
1. A hospital facility for provision of intensive nursing and medical care of critically ill patients, characterised by high quality and quantity of continuous nursing and medical supervision and by use of sophisticated monitoring and resuscitative equipment; may be organised for the care of specific patient groups, e.g., neonatal or newborn ICU, neurological ICU, pulmonary ICU. Synonym: critical care unit. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Intensive Care Unit
Literary usage of Intensive care unit
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Human Rights Crisis in Kashmir: A Pattern of Impunity by Asia Watch Committee (U.S.), Physicians for Human Rights (U.S., Asia Watch Committee (U.S., Human Rights Watch (Organization), Physicians for Human Rights (U.S.) (1993)
"Physicians at die Institute complied widi die order, but objected to die transfer of one patient in die intensive care unit who was awaiting surgery for a ..."
2. Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Criteria for Admission to intensive care unit Intensive care, generally in an intensive care unit with consultation of an asthma specialist or a critical ..."