A paramedic is someone trained to assist medical professionals. The workers in an ambulance are paramedics.

Just as a paralegal works with the law but isn't a lawyer, a paramedic is involved with medicine while not quite being a nurse or doctor. Rather, paramedics help doctors and nurses: paramedics are assistants. Paramedics are most well-known for working in ambulances. If you have a medical emergency — such as choking or a heart attack — paramedics will be there to help if you call 911. Paramedics save many lives every day.

Definitions of paramedic
  1. noun
    a person trained to assist medical professionals and to give emergency medical treatment
    synonyms: paramedical
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    type of:
    a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional
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