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WP 7-10 Study Guide

Vocabulary

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Psychologist An expert or specialist in psychology. Psychology- The scientific study of the human mind and its functions, esp. those affecting behavior in a given context.
Psychoanalyst A person who practices psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis- A system of psychological theory and therapy that aims to treat mental disorders by investigating the interaction of conscious.
Orthodontist a dentist specializing in the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth.
Optometrist A person who practices optometry. -The practice or profession of examining the eyes for visual defects and prescribing corrective lenses.
Optician A person qualified to make and supply eyeglasses and contact lenses for correction of vision.
Ophthalmogist a medical doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye.
Osteopath a therapist who manipulates the skeleton and muscles.
Chiropractor a therapist who practices chiropractic. -The diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments of the joints, esp. those of the spinal column.
Podiatrist chiropodist: a specialist in care for the feet
Graphologist a specialist in inferring character from handwriting
Gerontologist a specialist in gerontology - The scientific study of old age, the process of aging, and the particular problems of old people.
Periodontist a dentist specializing in diseases of the gums and other structure surrounding the teeth.
Endodontist a dentist specializing in diseases of the dental pulp and nerve.
playpus A semiaquatic egg-laying mammal (Ornithorhynchus anatinus, family Ornithorhynchidae) that frequents lakes and streams in eastern...
sphygmomanometer An instrument for measuring blood pressure, typically consisting of an inflatable rubber cuff that is applied to the arm and connected...
chiromancy The prediction of a person's future from the lines on the palms of his or her hands; palmistry.
cacography Bad handwriting or spelling.
senescent aging: growing old.
senility dotage: mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations.
chiropodist a specialist in care for the feet.
barometer An instrument measuring atmospheric pressure, used esp. in forecasting the weather and determining altitude.
podium -A small platform on which a person may stand, as when making a speech or conducting an orchestra. -A lectern.
senate Any of various legislative or governing bodies, in particular.
octogenarian A person who is from 80 to 89 years old.
Iatreia a combining form occurring in compound words that have the general sense “healing, medical practice,” with the initial element usually denoting the area treated: podiatry; psychiatry.
geras In Greek mythology, Geras (Greek: Γῆρας, Gễras) was the god of old age. It was considered a virtue whereby the more gēras a man...
metron Metron is a character created by Jack Kirby for his Fourth World series in DC Comics. He was "based on Leonard Nimoy as Spock,"...
psyche The human soul, mind, or spirit
pathos A quality that evokes pity or sadness.
sphygmos In medicine, a person's pulse represents the tactile arterial palpation of the heartbeat. Sphygmology is a term from perhaps the 2nd...
platys Designating soil or minerals occurring in flaky layers
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mancy Divination (from Latin divinare "to foresee, to be inspired by a god" , related to divinus, divine) is the attempt to gain..
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senex The wise old man (also called senex, sage or sophos) is an archetype as described by Carl Jung, as well as a classic literary figure,...
-ic Intensive care.
genesis The origin or mode of formation of something.
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pous The pous was a unit of length used through much of the Iron Age in Europe and the Ancient Near East..
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