paramedic


paramedic

noun

  1. a person who is trained to assist a physician or to give first aid or other health care in the absence of a physician, often as part of a police, rescue, or firefighting squad.

noun

  1. Military. a medic in the paratroops.
  2. a doctor who parachutes into remote areas to give medical care.

adjective

  1. of or relating to a paramedic or to paramedics.

noun

  1. a person, such as a laboratory technician, who supplements the work of the medical profession
  2. a member of an ambulance crew trained in a number of life-saving skills, including infusion and cardiac care

adjective

  1. of or designating such a person

n.“medical technician,” 1970, back-formation from paramedical. The meaning “medical corpsman who parachutes” is 1951 from para(chute) + medic. n.

  1. A person who is trained to give emergency medical treatment or assist medical professionals.

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