HyperDic: medical_specialty

English > 1 sense of the expression medical specialty:
NOUNcognitionmedical specialty, medicinethe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
English > medical specialty: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques.
Synonymmedicine
Category ofachromiaAn absence of normal pigmentation especially in the skin (as in albinism) or in red blood cells
acuteHaving or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
algidChilly
auscultateExamine by auscultation
autopsyPerform an autopsy on a dead body
bloodlettingformerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)
carrier, immune carrier(medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others
catatonicCharacterized by catatonia especially either rigidity or extreme / extreme laxness of limbs
chelation(medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning
chroniclong-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
clinicianA practitioner (of medicine or psychology) who does clinical work instead of laboratory experiments / experiments
clonicOf or relating to abnormal neuromuscular activity characterized by rapidly alternating muscle contraction and relaxation
contraindication(medicine) a reason that makes it inadvisable to prescribe a particular drug or employ a particular procedure or treatment
corroborantUsed of a medicine that is strengthening
curvature(medicine) a curving or bending
donor(medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host)
dysfunction, disfunction(medicine) any disturbance in the functioning of an organ or body part or a disturbance in the functioning of a social group
emergency procedure(medicine) a procedure adopted to meet an emergency (especially a medical emergency)
epidemic(especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease
festering, suppuration, maturation(medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus
fulguratingsharp and piercing
gauze, gauze bandage(medicine) bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings
generalaffecting the entire body
germ theory(medicine) the theory that all contagious diseases are caused by microorganisms
host(medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor
iatrogenicinduced by a physician's words / words or therapy (used especially of a complication resulting from treatment)
imaging, tomography(medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body
immunity, resistance(medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
indication(medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure
infection(medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease
infusion(medicine) the passive introduction of a substance (a fluid or drug or electrolyte) into a vein or between tissues (as by gravitational force)
insufflation(medicine) blowing air or medicated powder into the lungs (or into some other body cavity)
invasion(pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body
invasiverelating to a technique in which the body is entered by puncture or incision
irrigation(medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
licensing fee, license fee, license taxA fee paid to the government for the privilege of being licensed to do something (as selling liquor or practicing medicine)
localaffecting only a restricted part or area of the body
localized, localisedConfined or restricted to a particular location
low-level radioactive waste(medicine) radioactive waste consisting of objects that have been briefly exposed to radioactivity (as in certain medical tests)
malignancy, malignance(medicine) a malignant state
medicine, practice of medicineThe learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries
medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
monster, teras(medicine) a grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus
negative, disconfirmingnot indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition
neurotropic(of a virus, toxin, or chemical) tending to attack or affect the nervous system preferentially
noninvasiverelating to a technique that does not involve puncturing the skin or entering a body cavity
nonspecificnot caused by a specific agent
ointment, unction, unguent, balm, salvesemisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
palpableCan be felt by palpation
parenteralAdministered by means other than through the alimentary tract (as by intramuscular or intravenous injection)
plexor, plessor, percussor(medicine) a small hammer with a rubber / rubber head used in percussive examinations of the chest and in testing reflexes
positive, confirmingIndicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen
potentiation(medicine) the synergistic effect of two drugs given simultaneously
prescribe(medicine) order the use of (a treatment, medicine, etc.), usually by written prescription
psychoticCharacteristic of or suffering from psychosis
radiotherapy, radiation therapy, radiation, actinotherapy, irradiation(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance
regimen, regime(medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)
rejection(medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign / foreign
reserve(medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions
scatology(medicine) the chemical analysis of excrement (for medical diagnosis or for paleontological purposes)
self-limitedrelating to a disease that tends to run a definite course without treatment
sign(medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease
snake oil(medicine) any of various liquids / liquids sold as medicine (as by a travelling medicine show) but medically worthless
specificBeing or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition
succedaneum(medicine) something that can be used as a substitute (especially any medicine that may be taken in place of another)
symptom(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
therapy(medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)
tolerateHave a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition
topicalpertaining to the surface of a body part
truss(medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt
urinalysis, uranalysis(medicine) the chemical analysis of urine (for medical diagnosis)
venipuncture(medicine) puncture of a vein through the skin in order to withdraw blood for analysis or to start an intravenous drip or to inject medication or a radiopaque dye
vicariousOccurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function
visualize, visualiseview the outline of by means of an X-ray
zymosis(medicine) the development and spread of an infectious disease (especially one caused by a fungus)
NarrowerallergologyThe branch of medical science that studies the causes and treatment of allergies
anesthesiologyThe branch of medical science that studies and applies anesthetics
angiologyThe branch of medical science that studies the blood and lymph vessels and their disorders
bacteriologyThe branch of medical science that studies bacteria in relation to disease
biomedicineThe branch of medical science that studies the ability of organisms to withstand environmental stress (as in space travel)
biomedicineThe branch of medical science that applies biological and physiological principles to clinical practice
cardiologyThe branch of medicine dealing with the heart and its diseases
dentistry, dental medicine, odontologyThe branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
dermatologyThe branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases
emergency medicineThe branch of medicine concerned with the prompt diagnosis and treatment of injuries or trauma or sudden illness
endocrinologyThe branch of medicine dealing with the endocrine glands and their secretions / secretions
epidemiologyThe branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of disease
forensic medicine, forensic pathologyThe branch of medical science that uses medical knowledge for legal purposes
gastroenterologyThe branch of medicine that studies the gastrointestinal tract and its diseases
geriatrics, gerontologyThe branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people
gynecology, gynaecologyThe branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and hygiene of women
hematology, haematologyThe branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs
hygiene, hygienicsThe science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health
immunologyThe branch of medical science that studies the body's immune system
internal medicine, general medicineThe branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and (nonsurgical) treatment of diseases of the internal organs (especially in adults)
nephrologyThe branch of medicine concerned with the kidney - its development and anatomy and physiology and disorders
neurology, clinical neurology(neurology) the branch of medicine that deals with the nervous system and its disorders
neuropsychiatryThe branch of medicine dealing with mental disorders attributable to diseases of the nervous system
nosology, diagnosticsThe branch of medical science dealing with the classification of disease
nuclear medicineThe branch of medicine that uses radioactive materials either to image a patient's body or to destroy diseased cells
obstetrics, OB, tocology, midwiferyThe branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
oncologyThe branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of tumors
ophthalmologyThe branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases
otologyThe branch of medicine concerned with the ear
pediatrics, paediatrics, pediatric medicine, pedologyThe branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and children
pharmacology, pharmacological medicine, materia medicaThe science or study of drugs
pharmacy, pharmaceuticsThe art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines,
podiatry, chiropodyThe branch of medicine concerned with the feet
proctologyThe branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the colon or rectum or anus
prostheticsThe branch of medicine dealing with the production and use of artificial body parts
psychiatry, psychopathology, psychological medicineThe branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
rheumatologyThe branch of medicine dealing with the study and treatment of pathologies of the muscles or tendons or joints
rhinolaryngology, otorhinolaryngology, otolaryngologyThe medical specialty that deals with diseases of the ear, nose and throat
space medicineThe branch of medicine concerned with the effects of space flight on human beings
sports medicineThe branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of injuries or illness resulting from athletic activities
therapeuticsBranch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disease
thoracic medicineThe branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the chest
traumatology, accident surgeryThe branch of medicine that deals with the surgical repair of injuries and wounds / wounds arising from accidents
tropical medicineThe branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that are found most often in tropical regions
urology, urogenital medicineThe branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the urinary tract or urogenital system
veterinary medicineThe branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of animals (especially domestic animals)
virologyThe branch of medical science that studies viruses and viral diseases
Broadermedical scienceThe science of dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease
Spanishespecialidad médica, medicina
Catalanespecialitat mèdica, medicina

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