emergency medicine

emergency medicine

noun
a branch of medicine dealing with acute illness and other medical emergencies.
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emergency medicine n.
The branch of medicine that deals with evaluation and initial treatment of medical conditions caused by trauma or sudden illness.

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Encyclopedia Britannica
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emergency medicine

medical specialty emphasizing the immediacy of treatment of acutely ill or injured individuals.

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