emergency medicine


Definition of emergency medicine

: 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 Celia Sorensen, an emergency medicine physician in Denver, also recommends purifiers that pair a HEPA filter with one or more carbon filters. Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2021 In December, Krueger married her husband Cory, an emergency medicine physician in Chicago. Matt Le Cren, chicagotribune.com, 31 Aug. 2021 The emergency medicine physician hopes that people will start to temper their expectations, be smart and consider all possible consequences. Dr. Stephanie Widmer, ABC News, 23 Aug. 2021 In the case of Saxenda, that number for vomiting is eight, according to an analysis done for this story by Rodrigo Kong, an emergency medicine physician in New York City and an editor of the independent doctor group TheNNT.com. John Fauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Aug. 2021 Sinha disputed that characterization, saying the CDC project was co-led by an expert with a PhD in infectious-disease epidemiology and an emergency medicine physician. Isaac Stanley-becker, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Aug. 2021 The PSAs, produced in partnership with the Florida Association of Broadcasters, are airing on hundreds of radio and television stations across the state and feature an emergency medicine physician, an OB-GYN, and a COVID-19 ICU nurse. Caroline Catherman, orlandosentinel.com, 19 Aug. 2021 These new requirements make a lot of sense to me as an emergency medicine physician. Janice Blanchard, CNN, 28 July 2021 Maxwell Scarlett, the first Black graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and a Fort Worth physician who specialized in emergency medicine, died last month. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 11 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of emergency medicine

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of emergency medicine was in 1966

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Last Updated

15 Sep 2021

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“Emergency medicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emergency%20medicine. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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Medical Definition of emergency medicine

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

More from Merriam-Webster on emergency medicine

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