The branch of medicine that deals with evaluation and initial treatment of medical conditions caused by trauma or sudden illness.(noun)
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Use "emergency medicine" in a sentence
"Dr. David Lickerman, associate director of emergency medicine at Christian Hospitals in St. Louis, writes courses for doctors."
"There is a well-known phrase in emergency medicine that I believe applies equally well to science: when you hear hoofbeats, look for horses, not zebras."