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Definition of Center, trauma

Center, trauma: A specialized facility in a hospital that is designed to provide diagnostic and treatment services for trauma patients with physical injuries. Traumatology is the branch of surgery which deals with trauma patients.

"Trauma" is the Greek word for "a wound" (and also for "damage or defeat").

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=18730
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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