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paramedic

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noun para·med·ic \ˌpa-rə-ˈme-dik\

Simple Definition of paramedic

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of paramedic

  1. 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. 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

Examples of paramedic in a sentence

  1. She's training to be a paramedic.



1967

First Known Use of paramedic

1967

Variants of paramedic

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paramedical

play \-di-kəl\

PARAMEDIC Defined for Kids

paramedic

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noun para·med·ic \ˌper-ə-ˈme-dik\

Definition of paramedic for Students

  1. :  a person specially trained to care for a patient before or during the trip to a hospital




Medical Dictionary

paramedic

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noun para·med·ic \ˌpar-ə-ˈmed-ik\

Medical Definition of paramedic

  1. 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. 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

also

paramedical

\-i-kəl\play

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