1. Related to the medical profession in an adjunctive capacity, e.g., denoting allied health fields such as physical therapy, speech pathology, etc. 2. Relating to a paramedic.

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para·med·i·cal .par-ə-'med-i-kəl also para·med·ic -ik adj concerned with supplementing the work of highly trained medical professionals <\paramedical aides and technicians>

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describing or relating to the professions closely linked to the medical profession and working in conjunction with them. Such professions require expert knowledge and experience in certain fields, but no medical degree. Paramedical personnel in a hospital include the radiographers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and dietitians.

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para·med·i·cal (par″ə-medґi-kəl) having some connection with or relation to the science or practice of medicine; adjunctive to the practice of medicine in the maintenance or restoration of health and normal functioning. Paramedical workers include physical, occupational, and speech therapists, medical social workers, pharmacists, technicians, and so on.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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