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emergency

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noun emer·gen·cy \i-ˈmər-jən-sē\

Medical Definition of emergency

plural emer·gen·cies

  1. :  an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action: asa:  a sudden bodily alteration (as a ruptured appendix or surgical shock) such as is likely to require immediate medical attentionb:  a usually distressing event or condition that can often be anticipated or prepared for but seldom exactly foreseen





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