golden hour

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golden hour
the first hour after a serious accident, when it is crucial that the victim receives medical treatment in order to have a chance of surviving

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Main Entry:  golden hour
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in medicine, the first 60 minutes following a serious accident or injury, when emergency care is most critical
Usage:  medicine's 21st Century Lexicon
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