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emergency

 [e-mer´jen-se]
an unlooked for or sudden occurrence, often dangerous, such as an accident or an urgent or pressing need.
emergency department an area of a hospital especially equipped and staffed for emergency care. Popularly called emergency room.
emergency medical technician (EMT) a provider of emergency care (health care at the basic life support level); this may include spinal immobilization, administration of oxygen, and control of bleeding. In some states there are modular training programs where an EMT can add skills to the basic level.

e·mer·gen·cy

(ē-mĕr'jen-sē),
A patient's condition requiring immediate treatment.
[L. e-mergo, pp. -mersus, to rise up, emerge, fr. mergo, to plunge into, dip]

emergency

adjective Referring to an emergency.
 
noun An acute, unexpected development or situation that endangers life or limb and requires immediate action.

emergency

adjective Referring to an emergency noun An acute unexpected development or situation that endangers life or limb and requires immediate action

emergency

Any sudden crisis, calling for urgent intervention to avoid a serious outcome.

e·mer·gen·cy

(ē-mĕr'jĕn-sē)
A patient's condition requiring immediate treatment.
[L. e-mergo, pp. -mersus, to rise up, emerge, fr. mergo, to plunge into, dip]
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