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triage

Pronunciation: tre'ahzh

Definition:

  1. Medical screening of patients to determine their relative priority for treatment order.
  2. The separation of a large number of casualties, in military or civilian disaster medical care, into three groups: those who cannot be expected to survive even with treatment; those who will recover without treatment; and the highest priority group, those who will not survive without treatment.

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