emergency medicine

noun

: a medical specialty concerned with the care and treatment of acutely ill or injured patients who need immediate medical attention

Examples of emergency medicine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An emergency medicine doctor, Djalali was arrested in 2016 while on an academic visit to Iran. Reuters, CNN, 15 June 2024 Meanwhile, there’s a growing tendency in emergency medicine toward quickly ruling out the big, scary conditions such as ischemic heart disease, pulmonary embolism, and deep vein thrombosis, among others. Eva Roytburg, Fortune, 7 June 2024 Robinson said data disclosures required in the bill could erode the public’s trust in emergency medicine. Alison Cross, Hartford Courant, 27 Feb. 2024 What’s considered an unsafe high humidity level varies depending on the individual, Shashank Ravi, MD, clinical assistant professor in emergency medicine at Stanford Medicine, told Verywell. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 30 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for emergency medicine 

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of emergency medicine was in 1966

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“Emergency medicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emergency%20medicine. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

emergency medicine

noun
: a medical specialty concerned with the care and treatment of acutely ill or injured patients who need immediate medical attention

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