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medical descriptors

branches of medicine

Urology A branch of medicine dealing with the urinary system apart from the kidneys.
Pharmacology The study of drugs and their uses in the treatment of diseases.
Geriatrics A branch of medicine dealing with older people and their medical problems.
Cardiology A branch of science dealing with heart and heart diseases.
Toxicology THe study of poisonous substances and their effect upon the body.
Gastroenterology Study of the stomach and intestines.
Hematology The study of blood and blood diseases.
Immunology The study of the bodies resistance to diseases.
Obstetrics The brance of medicine dealing with pregnancy and childbirth.
Radiology The study of x rays and radioactive substances and the effects upon the body.
Cytology The study of the structure and function and abnormalities of cells.
Ophthamology THe study of the eye and its diseases.
Endocrinology The study of hormones and hormone secreting glands and their diseases.
Psychiarty A branch of medicine dealing with the mind and its disorders.
Epidemiology The study of factors derermining the distribution and frequency of the occurrence of health related conditions in the human population.
Podiatry Study and care of feet.
Gerontology The study of the aging process.
Histology THe study of structure and function of tissues.
Neonatology The study of newborns and the treatment of their disorders.
Pediatrics A brance of medicine dealing with children and their diseases.
Neurology The study of the nervous system and its disorders.
Orthopedics A brance of medicine dealing with skeletal and muscular system and their problems.
Oncology The study of cancers.
Dermatology The study of the skin and its diseases.
Pathology The study of structural and functional changes that diseases produce.
Otolaryngology THe study of the ear, throat, and larynx, and their diseases.
Nephrology The study of structure and function of the kidneys.
Gynecology The study of the female reproductive system and its diseases.
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