HyperDic: physician

English > 1 sense of the word physician:
NOUNperson physician, doctor, doc, MD, Dr., medicoa licensed medical practitioner
physician > pronunciation
Soundsfahzih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > physician: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA licensed medical practitioner.
Synonymsdoctor, doc, MD, Dr., medico
InstancesAverroes, ibn-Roshd, Abul-Walid Mohammed ibn-Ahmad Ibn-Mohammed ibn-RoshdArabian philosopher born in Spain
Avicenna, ibn-Sina, Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn SinaArabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher
Barany, Robert BaranyAustrian physician who developed a rotational method for testing the middle ear (1876-1936)
Bartholin, Caspar BartholinDanish physician who discovered Bartholin's gland (1585-1629)
Bruce, David Bruce, Sir David BruceAustralian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931)
Crohn, Burrill Bernard CrohnUnited States physician who specialized in diseases of the intestines
Down, John L. H. DownEnglish physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
Eijkman, Christiaan EijkmanDutch physician who discovered that beriberi is caused by a nutritional deficiency (1858-1930)
Fallot, Etienne-Louis Arthur FallotFrench physician who described cardiac anomalies including Fallot's tetralogy (1850-1911)
Gilbert, William GilbertEnglish court physician noted for his studies / studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)
Harvey, William HarveyEnglish physician and scientist who described the circulation of the blood
Hodgkin, Thomas HodgkinEnglish physician who first described Hodgkin's disease (1798-1866)
Huntington, George HuntingtonUnited States physician who first described Huntington's chorea
Jacobs, Aletta JacobsDutch physician who opened the first birth control clinic in the world in Amsterdam (1854-1929)
Jenner, Edward JennerEnglish physician who pioneered vaccination
Klinefelter, Harry F. Klinefelter, Harry Fitch KleinfelterUnited States physician who first described the XXY-syndrome (born in 1912)
Lozier, Clemence Sophia Harned LozierUnited States physician who in 1863 founded a medical school for women (1813-1888)
Manson, Sir Patrick MansonScottish physician who discovered that elephantiasis is spread by mosquitos and suggested that mosquitos also spread malaria (1844-1922)
Mesmer, Franz Anton Mesmer, Friedrich Anton MesmerAustrian physician who tried to treat diseases with a form of hypnotism (1734-1815)
Paracelsus, Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus, Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus von HohenheimSwiss physician who introduced treatments of particular illnesses based on his observation and experience
Roget, Peter Mark RogetEnglish physician who in retirement compiled a well-known thesaurus (1779-1869)
Ross, Sir Ronald RossBritish physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932)
Rush, Benjamin Rushphysician and American Revolutionary leader
Schweitzer, Albert SchweitzerFrench philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary / missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)
Shaw, Anna Howard ShawUnited States physician and suffragist (1847-1919)
Simpson, Sir James Young SimpsonScottish obstetrician and surgeon who pioneered in the use of ether and discovered the anesthetic effects of chloroform (1811-1870)
Sydenham, Thomas Sydenham, English HippocratesEnglish physician (1624-1689)
Willebrand, von Willebrand, E. A. von Willebrand, Erik von Willebrand, Erik Adolf von WillebrandFinnish physician who first described vascular hemophilia (1870-1949)
Member ofdoctor-patient relationThe responsibility of a physician to act in the best interests of the patient
NarrowerabortionistA person (who should be a doctor) who terminates pregnancies
allergistA physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies
angiologistA physician who specializes in angiology
extern, medical externA nonresident doctor or medical student
gastroenterologistA physician who specializes in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
general practitioner, GPA physician who is not a specialist but treats all illnesses
hakim, hakeemA Muslim physician
house physician, resident, resident physicianA physician (especially an intern) who lives in a hospital and cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the medical staff of the hospital
intern, interne, houseman, medical internAn advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised / supervised practical experience ('houseman' is a British term)
primary care physicianThe physician who provides primary care
quackAn untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice
specialist, medical specialistpractices one branch of medicine
surgeon, operating surgeon, sawbonesA physician who specializes in surgery / surgery
veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary surgeon, vetA doctor who practices veterinary medicine
Broadermedical practitioner, medical mansomeone who practices medicine
SpanishDM, doc, doctora, doctor, Dr., facultativo, médica, medico, médico
Catalandoc, doctor, facultatiu, metge, metgessa

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