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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 the study and treatment of tumors.

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

3. pathology the 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 the branch of medicine that deals with diseases and abnormalities of the
heart.

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 health.

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 the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin
disorders.

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 the science dealing with X-rays and other high-energy radiation, especially
the use of such radiation for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

15. pulmonology is known as chest medicine and respiratory medicine in some countries and
areas.

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 the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders
and diseases of the eye.

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

20. otolaryngology the study of diseases of the ear and throat.

21. gastroenterology the branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the stomach and
intestines.

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

24. psychiatry the study and treatment of mental illness, emotional disturbance, and
abnormal behavior.
How Well Do You Know Medical Acronyms?

P.T. ____________physical therapist


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R.N. __________registered nurse
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M.D. _____________medical
doctor____________________
E.M.T. ____________emergency medical technician
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D.M.D. _________dechenne muscular dystrophr
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P.A. _________physical assistant _________________________
O.T. ______________occupational theorpist___________________
L.P.N ____________licensed practical nurse ____________________
D.V.M _________doctor of veterinary medicine ______________________