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Focus: Hope HCT

Chabner, med terms--a short course ch 5 vocab

Anesthesiology study of how to administer drugs that cause people to lose consciousness
Cardiologist physician specializing in the study of the heart and heart disease
Cardiovascular surgeon specialist in operating on the heart and blood vessels
Clinical pertaining to the bedside or clinic; involving patient care
Colitis inflammation of the colon (large intestine)
Colorectal surgeon physician specializing in operating on the colon and rectum
Dermatologist physician specializing in skin and its diseases
Dermatology study of the skin and its diseases
Emergency medicine care of patients requiring immediate action
Endocrinologist specialist in the study of endocrine glands and their disorders
Enteritis inflammation of the small intestine
Family practitioner doctor responsible for the primary care and treatment of patients on a continuing basis
Gastroenterologist specialist in the treatment of stomach and intestine disorders
Gastroscopy visual examination of the stomach
Geriatric pertaining to the treatment of older people
Geriatrician specialist in the treatment of diseases relating to old age
Gynecologist specialist in the medical and surgical treatment of female disorders
Gynecology study of female disorders
Hematologist specialist in blood and blood disorders
Hematoma a bruise
Iatrogenic pertaining to a patient’s abnormal condition that results unexpectedly from a specific treatment
Infectious disease diseases caused and spread by microorganisms, such as bacteria
Internal medicine medicine specializing in the diagnosis of disorders and treatments with drugs
Laryngitis inflammation of the larynx
Lymphadenophathy disease of lymph nodes
Nephrologist specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases
Nephrostomy opening from the kidney to the outside of the body
Neuralgia nerve pain
Neurologist specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of neural disorders
Neurosurgeon physician who operates on organs in the nervous system
Nosocomial pertaining to or originating in a hospital
Obstetrician specialist in the delivery of babies and the care of mothers during pregnancy and labor
Obstetrics medicine concerned with caring for women before during and after childbirth
Oncogenic pertaining to producing tumors
Oncologist a physician who specializes in the study and treatment of tumors
Ophthalmologist a specialist in the study of eyes
Ophthalmology study of the eye and diagnosis/treatment of eye disorders
Optician non-medical specialist who fills eyeglass prescriptions
Optometrist non-medical specialist who examines and tests eyes, then prescribes lenses
Orthopedist specialist in surgically correcting musculoskeletal disorders. (orth/o
Otitis inflammation of the ear
Otolaryngologist ear, nose, and throat specialist
Pathologist specialist in the study of disease
Pathology study of disease
Pediatric pertaining to the treatment of children
Pediatrician specialist in the treatment of childhood diseases
Psychiatrist specialist in the treatment of mental disorders
Psychosis abnormal condition of the mind
Pulmonary specialist physician trained to treat lung disorders
Radiation oncologist physician trained to treat cancer with high-energy ex-rays or particles
Radiologist physician trained to use x-rays to diagnose diseases
Radiotherapy radiation therapy
Rectocele hernia (protrusion) or rectum into vagina
Research laboratory investigation of a medical problem
Rheumatologist specialist dealing with inflammation, degeneration, or chemical changes in connective tissues (Rheumat/o
Rheumatology medicine dealing with inflammation, degeneration, or chemical changes in connective tissues (Rheumat/o
Rhinorrhea runny nose
Surgery medicine that treats disease by manual or operative methods
Thoracic surgeon physician who operates on organs in the chest
Thoracotomy incision of the chest
Urologist specialist in operating on urinary tract in males and females and on the reproductive tract in males
Vasculitis inflammation of blood vessels
Created by: Focus: Hope