a branch of medicine dealing with acute illness and other medical emergencies.
emergency medicine n.
The branch of medicine that deals with evaluation and initial treatment of medical conditions caused by trauma or sudden illness.
- Emergency rescue disk
noun See rescue disk
noun 1. a hospital area equipped and staffed for the prompt treatment of acute illness, trauma, or other medical emergencies. Abbreviation: ER. emergency room n. The section of a health care facility intended to provide rapid treatment for victims of sudden illness or trauma.
- Emergency services
plural noun an organization that responds to and deals with emergencies, esp. ambulance, EMTs, firefighters, and police
- Emergency theory
emergency theory n. See fight-or-flight reaction.