Medkit is slang
from medical kit
. It is a small container
(most of the time metal 1'6" wide, 1' long, and about 3" deep) that houses basic medical tool
s for easy transport. These are much like a heavy duty first aid kit
carried by people that know what they are doing more so than a typical person that would carry a standard first aid kit. A paramedic
's kit would be a fine example of such a medkit.
While a first aid kit would have limited supplies such as bandage
s, mild pain killer
s, and thermometer
; a medkit would also have items like a small flashlight
s, and other tools that could be transported to do medical field work
. Although it is made for easy transport, it is not always used as a mobile unit.
In video game
s, medkits restore health
or hit point
s to a player
. These medkits tend to be found on the ground and must be picked up to be used as in Halo
, but in certain games, like Team Fortress
, the medkit is carried by a medic
to restore health to players by that medic.
*NOTE* In certain places and in certain operation
s medkits are called go
kits, but a go kit is not always a medical kit.