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Flashcards in Medical Terminology: Medical Specialties and Disciplines Deck (32):
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Anesthesiologist

Administration of Anesthetics

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Audiologist

hearing; evaluation and measurement of hearing

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Cardiologist

heart and its functions

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Dermatologist

Diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases

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Endocrinologist

Endocrine System (example, diabetes mellitus)

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Epidemiologist

Incidence and frequency of diseases in various populations

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Gastroenterologist

Stomach/intestines and their diseases

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Geriatrics

Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the aging and elderly

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Gynecologist

diseases of the genital tract of women/reproduction

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Hematologist

morphology of blood and blood forming tissues and their physiology and pathology

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Histology

Study of the macroscopic structures of the body

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Immunologist

Study of the body's defense system

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Internal Medicine

general name for all the non-surgical specialties

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Nephrologist

diseases of the kidney

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Neurologist

Nervous System

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Obstetrician

Pregnancy, Labor, and Recovery

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Otorhinolarygologist

Ear, nose, and throat

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Oncologist

tumors and cancer

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ophthalmologist

eye

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Orthopedist

Preservation and restoration of the function of the skeletal system

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Pathologist

changes in body tissues/organs caused by disease

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Pediatrician

Diagnosis and treatment of children's diseases

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Pharmacology

study of medication and how they affect the body

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Physiatrist

Physical restoration, rehabilitation, and maintenance

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Proctologist

disorders of the rectum and anus

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Psychiatrist

treatment and prevention of mental illness

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Pulmonologist

Diseases of the lungs

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Radiologist

Use of x-rays, radioactive substances and other forms of radiant energy in diagnosis and treatment of disease

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Rheumatologist

autoimmune diseases, in which the body is attacked by its own defense system

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Thoracic Surgery

Surgery of the chest cavity

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Urologist

Urinary system in females and the genitourinary system in males

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Vascular Surgery

Surgery of the blood vessels

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