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Medical and Applied Sciences

Complete the statement that describe each area of study.

The study of or dealing with…

1. oncology Study of tumors cancer

2. gerontology the scientific study of old age, the process of aging, and the
particular problems of old people.

3. pathology he science of the causes and effects of diseases, especially the

branch of medicine that deals with the laboratory examination of
samples of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

4. cardiology Study of the heart diseases

5. obstetrics the branch of medicine and surgery concerned with childbirth and
the care of women giving birth.

6. epidemiology the branch of medicine that deals with the incidence, distribution,
and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to

7. pediatrics the branch of medicine dealing with children and their diseases.

8. immunology the branch of medicine and biology concerned with immunity.

9. dermatology Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin, nails,
hair and its diseases. It is a specialty with both medical and surgical

10. neurology the branch of medicine or biology that deals with the anatomy,
functions, and organic disorders of nerves and the nervous system.

11. pharmacology the branch of medicine concerned with the uses, effects, and
modes of action of drugs.

12. orthopedics the branch of medicine dealing with the correction of deformities
of bones or muscles.

13. toxicology the branch of science concerned with the nature, effects, and
detection of poisons.

14. radiology Radiology is the science that uses medical imaging to diagnose and
sometimes also treat diseases within the body.

15. pulmonology Pulmonology is a medical speciality that deals with diseases

involving the respiratory tract.

16. endocrinology the branch of physiology and medicine concerned with endocrine
glands and hormones.

17. gynecology the branch of physiology and medicine that deals with the
functions and diseases specific to women and girls, especially those
affecting the reproductive system.
18. opthalmology Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery that deals with
the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eyeball and orbit.

19. podiatry the treatment of the feet and their ailments.

20. otolaryngology Otorhinolaryngology is a surgical subspecialty within medicine that

deals with conditions of the ear, nose, and throat and related
structures of the head and nec

21. Study of the digestive system


22. urology the branch of medicine and physiology concerned with the function
and disorders of the urinary system.

23. phlebotomy Phlebotomy is the process of making an incision in a vein with a

needle. The procedure itself is known as a venipuncture.

24. psychiatry Study of mental disorders

How Well Do You Know Medical Acronyms?

P.T. ______prothrombin time physical therapy_____________________

R.N. _____Registered nurse____________________________
M.D. ____doctor of medicine _____________________________
E.M.T. ___Emergency medical technician____________________________
D.M.D. ____Duchenne muscular dystrophy___________________________
P.A. _________paramedic_________________________
O.T. _____Occupational Therapy____________________________
L.P.N ___Licensed practical nurse_____________________________
D.V.M ___Veterinary physician____________________________