Pronunciation: (par"u-med'ik), [key]
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.
1. Mil.a medic in the paratroops.
2. a doctor who parachutes into remote areas to give medical care.
of or pertaining to a paramedic or to paramedics.
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