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emergency medicine


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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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  • n. The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of trauma, injuries and other sudden illnesses

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of medicine concerned with the prompt diagnosis and treatment of injuries or trauma or sudden illness


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  • J. B. Orenstein practices emergency medicine in Maryland and writes for the Washington Post, McSweeney’s, and other fine publications.

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  • Dr. David Lickerman, associate director of emergency medicine at Christian Hospitals in St. Louis, writes courses for doctors.

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  • There is a well-known phrase in emergency medicine that I believe applies equally well to science: when you hear hoofbeats, look for horses, not zebras.

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