AskDefine | Define armamentarium

Dictionary Definition

armamentarium n : the collection of equipment and methods used in the practice of medicine [also: armamentaria (pl)]

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  1. all of the equipment available for carrying out a task, especially all the equipment used by a physician in the practice of medicine

Extensive Definition

Medical equipment is designed to aid in the diagnosis, monitoring or treatment of medical conditions. These devices are usually designed with rigorous safety standards.
There are several basic types:
A Biomedical equipment technician or BMET is a vital component of the healthcare delivery system. Employed primarily by hospitals, BMETs are the people responsible for maintaining a facility's medical equipment.


armamentarium in French: Équipement médical
armamentarium in Japanese: 医療機器
armamentarium in Russian: Медицинское оборудование
armamentarium in Chinese: 医疗器械
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