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ward

 [word]
1. a large room in a hospital for the accommodation of several patients.
2. a division within a hospital for the care of numerous patients having the same condition, e.g., a maternity ward.

Ward

(wōrd),
Owen C., 20th-century pediatrician. See: Romano-Ward syndrome.

Ward

(wōrd),
Frederick O., British osteologist, 1818-1877. See: Ward triangle.

ward

(wōrd),
A large room or other area in a medical facility where patients experiencing similar medical conditions or receiving similar treatment are housed.
See also: unit.
[A.S. weard]

ward

(word)
1. a large room in a hospital for the accommodation of several patients.
2. a division within a hospital for the care of numerous patients having the same condition.

ward

(wôrd)
n.
1. A room in a hospital usually holding six or more patients.
2. A division in a hospital for the care of a particular group of patients.

ward

[wôrd]
Etymology: AS, weard, guard
1 a large room in a hospital for the accommodation of several patients.
2 a division within a hospital for the care of numerous patients having the same condition, e.g., a maternity ward.

ward

A hospital unit which, as defined in the UK, consists of a group of inpatient beds in one or more rooms with associated treatment facilities, which is managed by a senior nurse; alternatively, one room may be divided into more than one ward.

ward

Unit Hospital care A unit of in patient beds–usually from 10-40 designated for a particular type of service or care–eg, pediatric ward, OB ward–aka labor & delivery, CCU–coronary care unit, ICU–intensive care unit, oncology unit

ward

(wōrd)
A large room or hall in a hospital containing a number of beds.
See also: unit
[A.S. weard]

ward,

n a person, especially a minor, placed by authority of law under the care of a guardian.