In extremis is used to refer to a patient who is severely ill, although strictly speaking should be reserved for those who are near death.
History and etymology
In extremis originates from Latin and means "at the end".
- 1. William Alexander Newman Dorland. Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary. (2018) ISBN: 9781416023647
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