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Medical Science History and Practice

AAMA American Association of Medical Assistants
AMA American Medical Association
Anesthesiologist a person who studies anesthesia
Autopsy an examination of organs and tissues in a deceased body to determine the cause of death
Cardiovascular surgical treatment of the heart and blood vessels
CEU Continuing Education Unit
Chemotherapy use of chemcials, including drugs to treat or control infections and diseases
Dermatology study of hair, skin, and nails. medical speciality concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases.
Geriatric care of diseases and disorders of the eldery.
Hematology the study of blood and blood-forming tissues
Homeopathy treatment and prevention of disease based on the premise that large doses of the drugs which cause symptoms in healthy people will cure the same symptoms when given in small doses.
Immunology study of immunity - resistance to or protection from disease.
Microorganism minute living organisms such as bacteria, virus, protozoa, and fungus that are not visible to the human eye without a microscope.
Morbidity number of sick persons or cases of a disease within a certain population
Mortality death rate; the ratio of the number of deaths in a given population.
Nephrology study of kidney disorders and diseases
Neurosurgery surgery of the nervous system
Oncology study of cancer and cancer related tumors
Opthalmologist diagnosis and treatment of vision problems using both medical and surgical procedures
Orthopedic study of disorders of the musculoskeletal system
Paterurization process of heating substances, such as milk or cheese, to a certain temperature in order to destroy bacteria
Pathology study of the nature and cause of disease
Psychiatry study of mental, behavioral, or emotional disorders.
Radiology study of tissue and organs that is based on x-ray visualization
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