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paramedic

noun para·med·ic \ˌpa-rə-ˈme-dik\

: a person whose job is to provide emergency medical care to sick or injured people who are being taken to a hospital

Full Definition of PARAMEDIC

1
:  a person who works in a health field in an auxiliary capacity to a physician (as by giving injections and taking X-rays)
2
:  a specially trained medical technician licensed to provide a wide range of emergency services (as defibrillation and the intravenous administration of drugs) before or during transportation to a hospital — compare emt

Variants of PARAMEDIC

para·med·ic also para·med·i·cal \-di-kəl\

Examples of PARAMEDIC

  1. She's training to be a paramedic.

First Known Use of PARAMEDIC

1967
PARAMEDIC Defined for Kids

paramedic

noun para·med·ic \ˌper-ə-ˈme-dik\

Definition of PARAMEDIC for Kids

:  a person specially trained to care for a patient before or during the trip to a hospital
Medical Dictionary

paramedic

noun para·med·ic \ˌpar-ə-ˈmed-ik\

Medical Definition of PARAMEDIC

1
:  a person who works in a health field in an auxiliary capacity to a physician (as by giving injections and taking X-rays)
2
:  a specially trained medical technician certified to provide a wide range of emergency medical services (as defibrillation and the intravenous administration of drugs) before or during transport to the hospital—compare emt

Variants of PARAMEDIC

para·med·ic also para·med·i·cal \-i-kəl\

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