medical specialty

Definitions of medical specialty
  1. noun
    the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
    synonyms: medicine
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    allergology
    the branch of medical science that studies the causes and treatment of allergies
    anesthesiology
    the branch of medical science that studies and applies anesthetics
    angiology
    the branch of medical science that studies the blood and lymph vessels and their disorders
    bacteriology
    the branch of medical science that studies bacteria in relation to disease
    biomedicine
    the branch of medical science that studies the ability of organisms to withstand environmental stress (as in space travel)
    biomedicine
    the branch of medical science that applies biological and physiological principles to clinical practice
    cardiology
    the branch of medicine dealing with the heart and its diseases
    dental medicine, dentistry, odontology
    the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
    prosthetics
    the branch of medicine dealing with the production and use of artificial body parts
    dermatology
    the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases
    emergency medicine
    the branch of medicine concerned with the prompt diagnosis and treatment of injuries or trauma or sudden illness
    endocrinology
    the branch of medicine dealing with the endocrine glands and their secretions
    epidemiology
    the branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of disease
    forensic medicine, forensic pathology
    the branch of medical science that uses medical knowledge for legal purposes
    gastroenterology
    the branch of medicine that studies the gastrointestinal tract and its diseases
    geriatrics, gerontology
    the branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people
    gynaecology, gynecology
    the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and hygiene of women
    haematology, hematology
    the branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs
    hygiene, hygienics
    the science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health
    immunology
    the branch of medical science that studies the body's immune system
    general medicine, internal medicine
    the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and (nonsurgical) treatment of diseases of the internal organs (especially in adults)
    nephrology
    the branch of medicine concerned with the kidney - its development and anatomy and physiology and disorders
    nuclear medicine
    the branch of medicine that uses radioactive materials either to image a patient's body or to destroy diseased cells
    clinical neurology, neurology
    (neurology) the branch of medicine that deals with the nervous system and its disorders
    neuropsychiatry
    the branch of medicine dealing with mental disorders attributable to diseases of the nervous system
    diagnostics, nosology
    the branch of medical science dealing with the classification of disease
    OB, midwifery, obstetrics, tocology
    the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
    oncology
    the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of tumors
    ophthalmology
    the branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases
    otology
    the branch of medicine concerned with the ear
    materia medica, pharmacological medicine, pharmacology
    the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects
    pharmaceutics, pharmacy
    the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines,
    psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology
    the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
    paediatrics, pediatric medicine, pediatrics, pedology
    the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and children
    chiropody, podiatry
    the branch of medicine concerned with the feet
    proctology
    the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the colon or rectum or anus
    rheumatology
    the branch of medicine dealing with the study and treatment of pathologies of the muscles or tendons or joints
    otolaryngology, otorhinolaryngology, rhinolaryngology
    the medical specialty that deals with diseases of the ear, nose and throat
    space medicine
    the branch of medicine concerned with the effects of space flight on human beings
    sports medicine
    the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of injuries or illness resulting from athletic activities
    therapeutics
    branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disease
    thoracic medicine
    the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the chest
    accident surgery, traumatology
    the branch of medicine that deals with the surgical repair of injuries and wounds arising from accidents
    tropical medicine
    the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that are found most often in tropical regions
    urogenital medicine, urology
    the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the urinary tract or urogenital system
    veterinary medicine
    the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of animals (especially domestic animals)
    virology
    the branch of medical science that studies viruses and viral diseases
    aeromedicine, aerospace medicine, aviation medicine
    the study and treatment of disorders associated with flight (especially with space flight)
    cosmetic dentistry
    the branch of dentistry dealing with the appearance of the teeth
    dental surgery
    the branch of dentistry involving surgical procedures
    endodontia, endodontics
    the branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the dental pulp
    dental orthopaedics, dental orthopedics, orthodontia, orthodontics, orthodonture
    the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth
    periodontia, periodontics
    the branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the gums and other structures around the teeth
    prosthodontia, prosthodontics
    the branch of dentistry dealing with the replacement of teeth and related mouth or jaw structures by artificial devices
    chemoimmunology, immunochemistry
    the field of chemistry concerned with chemical processes in immunology (such as chemical studies of antigens and antibodies)
    immunopathology
    the branch of immunology that deals with pathologies of the immune system
    fetology, foetology
    the branch of medicine concerned with the fetus in the uterus
    perinatology
    the branch of obstetrics concerned with the anatomy and physiology and diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the mother and the fetus or newborn baby during late pregnancy and childbirth and the puerperium
    pharmacokinetics
    the study of the action of drugs in the body: method and rate of excretion; duration of effect; etc.
    posology
    the pharmacological determination of appropriate doses of drugs and medicines
    psychopharmacology
    the study of drugs that affect the mind
    alienism
    an obsolete term for the study and treatment of mental illness
    mental hygiene, psychotherapeutics, psychotherapy
    the branch of psychiatry concerned with psychological methods
    audiology, audiometry
    the measurement of hearing
    neonatology
    that branch of pediatric medicine concerned with the newborn; the diagnosis and treatment of neonates
    toxicology
    the branch of pharmacology that deals with the nature and effects and treatments of poisons
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    medical science
    the science of dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease
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