neonatal intensive care unit

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neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

a hospital unit containing a variety of sophisticated mechanical devices and special equipment for the management and care of premature and seriously ill newborns. The unit is staffed by a team of nurses and neonatologists who are highly trained in the pathophysiology of the newborn. See also intensive care unit.

ne·o·na·tal in·ten·sive care u·nit

(NICU) (nē'ō-nā'tăl in-ten'siv kār yū'nit)
Hospital unit designated for care of critically ill premature and full-term newborns.
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During phase one, mothers' experiences relating to the hospitalisation of their infants in the neonatal intensive care unit were explored and described.
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