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Chapter 5


anesthesiology Study of how to administer agents capable of bringing about loss of sensation and 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
colorectal surgeon Physician specializing in operating on the colon and retum
colostomy Opening of the colon to the outside of the body
dermatologist Physician specializing in the skin and its diseases
dematology Study of the skin and its diseases
emergency medicine Care of patients requiring immediate action
endocrinologist Specialist in the study of endocrine glands
enteritis Inflammation of the small intestines
family practitioner Doctor responsible for primary care and treatment of patients on a continuing basis
gastroenterologist Specialist in treatment of the stomach
gastroscopy Visual examination of the stomach
geriatric Pertaining to treatment of older people
geriatrician Specialist in the treatment of diseases of 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 Mass or collection of blood under the skin
iatrogenic Pertaining to a patient's abnormal condition that results unexpectedly from a specific treatment
infectious disease specialist Physician who treats disorders caused and spread by microorganisms such as bacteria
internal medicine Branch of medicine speciaizing in the diagnosis of disorders and tretment with drugs
laryngitis Inflammation of the larynx
lymphadenopathy Disease of lymph nodes
nephrologist Specialist in the diagnosi 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 nervous disorders
neurosurgeon Physician who operates on the organs of the nervous system
nosocomial Pertaining to or originating in a hospital
obstetrician Specialist in the delivery of a baby and care of the mother duin pregnancy ad labor
obstetrics Practice or branch of medicine concerned with the management of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the period just after edelivery of the infant
oncogenic Pertaining to producing tumors
oncologist Physician specializing in the study and treatment of tumors
ophthalmologist Specialist in the study of eye and treatment of eye disorders
ophthalmology Study of the eye
optician Nonmedical specialist trained to provide eyeglasses by filling perscriptions
optometrist Nonmedical specialist trained to examine and test eyes and persribe corrective lenses
orthopedist Specialist in the surgical correction of musculoskeletal disorders
otitis Inflammation of a bone
otolaryngologist Specialist in the treatment of diseases of the ear, nose and throat
pathologist Specialist in the study of disease using microsopic examination of tissues and cells and autopsy examination
pathology Study of disease
pediatric Pertaining to treatment of a child
pediatrician Specialist in the treatment of childhood diseases
psychiatrist Specialist in the treatment of the mind and mental disorders
psychosis Abnormal condidion of the mind
pulmonary specialist Physician trained to treat lung disorders
radiation oncologist Physician trained in the treatment of disease (cancer) with high-energy x-rays or other particles
radiologist Physician trained in the use of x-rays (including ultrasoundand magntic resonance imaging techniques) to diagnose illness
radotherapy Treatment of disease (cancer) with high-energy particles such as x-rays and protons
rectocele Hernia of the rectum into the vagina
research Laboratory investigation of a medical problem
rheumatologist Specialist in the treatment of diseases of the joints and connective tissues, especially the joints
rheumatology Branch of medicine dealing with inflammation, degeneration, or chemical changes in connective tissues, such as joints and muscles
rhinorrhea Discharge from the nose
surgery Branch of 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 the urinary tract in males and females and on the reproductive tract in males
vasculitis Inflammation of blood vessels
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