paramedical

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par·a·med·i·cal / ˌparəˈmedikəl/ • adj. of or relating to services and professions that supplement and support medical work but do not require a fully qualified physician (such as nursing, radiography, emergency first aid, physical therapy, and dietetics).

paramedical

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paramedical (pa-ră-med-ikăl) adj. describing or relating to the professions closely linked to the medical profession and working in conjunction with them. See allied health professional.