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emergency room

a hospital area equipped and staffed for the prompt treatment of acute illness, trauma, or other medical emergencies.
Abbreviation: ER. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Nowhere is it more difficult than in the emergency room, where split-second medical decisions must be made.
  • But if she has to take her stepson to the emergency room, state law might prevent her from authorizing medical treatment.
  • Miller played the role of the patient, directing his avatar to lie on a hospital bed in the virtual emergency room.
  • If things are too much for you then go to the emergency room immediately.
  • One from her husband saying that they were in the emergency room, she had an ectopic pregnancy and was going to surgery.
  • He told the parents to take him to the emergency room.
  • If you can get to an emergency room within an hour, the chances of limiting the stroke's damage are better.
  • And hopefully it never has to involve the emergency room, the hospital, or knife.
  • On her third trip to the pediatrician, the doctor told the family to take her to the emergency room.
  • For the first six months, he worked in the emergency room.
emergency room in Medicine

emergency room n.
The section of a health care facility intended to provide rapid treatment for victims of sudden illness or trauma.

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