medical specialty

Definitions of medical specialty
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n 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
Type of:
medical science
the science of dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease

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