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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 is the study/ treatment of tumors

2. gerontology is the study of old age, aging, problems of elder

3. pathology is the study of diseases, mainly of how medicines deal with laboratory
examination of samples of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

4. cardiology a branch of medicine that deals with diseases and abnormalities of the
heart.

5. obstetrics a branch of medicine and surgery concerned with child birth 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 medicine dealing with children and their disease

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 medical specialty that deals with diseases that involve 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 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 the branch of medicine and physiology concerned with the function and
disorders of the urinary system.

23. phlebotomy the surgical opening or puncture of a vein in order to withdraw blood or
introduce a fluid, or (historically) as part of the procedure of letting blood.

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

P.T.- Physical Therapy
R.N. - Registered Nurse
M.D. - Medical Doctor
E.M.T. - Emergency Medical Technician
D.M.D. - Doctor of Dental medicine
P.A. - Physician Assistant
O.T. - Occupational Therapy
L.P.N - Licensed Practical Nurse
D.V.M - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine