emergency room


noun

a hospital area equipped and staffed for the prompt treatment of acute illness, trauma, or other medical emergencies. Abbreviation: ER

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emergency room

n.

The section of a health care facility intended to provide rapid treatment for victims of sudden illness or trauma.
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