DEFINITIONS OF VARIOUS MEDICAL TERMS
A physician specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies.
a specialist in the structure and function and disorders of the heart
A system of therapy in which disease
is considered the result of abnormal function of the nervous system. The
method of treatment usually involves manipulation of the spinal column
and other body structures.
a doctor who specializes in the physiology and pathology of the skin
One who discourses on the skin and its diseases
Science of dealing with endocrine glands. Endocrine refers to the system
of glands that secrete harmones directly into the blood-stream, such as
the pituitary or thyroid glands.
examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an
endoscope (Endoscope is an instrument for examining visually
of a bodily canal or a hollow organ such as the colon, bladder, or
Doctor who specialises in the branch of medicine dealing with the
study of disorders affecting the stomach, intestines,
Specialist in the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and
hygiene of women
The branch of pediatrics that deals with the diseases and care of
a medical specialist in the nervous system and the disorders affecting
The branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during
pregnancy, childbirth, and the recuperative period
a dentist specializing in the prevention or correction of
irregularities of the teeth
The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention or correction of
injuries or disorders of the skeletal system
and associated muscles,
joints, and ligaments.
a specialist in the care of babies
A person licensed to practice medicine; a medical doctor
Specialist in the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis,
treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional
The science that deals with mental processes and behavior
a doctor specialises in branch of medicine that deals in any painful
disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of
diseases of the urinary tract and urogenital system.