paramedic

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

para·med·ic

noun \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

para·med·ic

noun \ˌpar-ə-ˈmed-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

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\

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: paramedical
Previous Word in the Dictionary: paramecium
All Words Near: paramedic

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up paramedic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More