neonatal intensive care unit NICU

neonatal intensive care unit NICU

pronounced, Nick-you  A ward in a 3º care center that provides intensive medical care for newborns Requirements Trained medical personnel at all levels, 24/7 access to appropriate specialists, monitoring devices, alarm systems for continuous assessment of vital functions, equipment for resuscitation and respiratory therapy, drugs and full lab coverage. See Low birth weight.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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