Med Term Ch. 2

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  1. Acute
    having severe symptoms and lasting for a short time
  2. Anatomic Pathologist
    a physician specializing in the study of the effects of disease on the structure of the body
  3. Anatomic Pathology
    the study of the effects of disease on the structure of the body
  4. Anatomy
    the science of the structure of living organisms
  5. Anesthesiologist
    a physician who specializes in the administation of anesthetics during surgery
  6. Anesthesiology
    the branch of medicine that studies anesthesia and anesthetics
  7. Anesthetic
    pertaining to or producing anesthsia; an agent that produces anesthesia
  8. Anesthetist
    a nurse or technician trained to administer anesthetics
  9. Benign
    not malignant; not recurrent; favorable for recovery
  10. Biohazard
    a potentially dangerous infectious agent such as may be found in a clinical microcbiology laboratory or used in experimental studies on genetic recombination
  11. Carcinoma
    a malignant tumor; cancerous tumor
  12. Cardiac
    pertaining to the heart
  13. Cardiologist
    a physician who is specially trained in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease
  14. Cadiology
    the study of the heart and its functions
  15. Chronic
    showing little change or slow progression over a long period
  16. Clinical Pathologist
    a physician specialized in the branch of pathology that is applied to the solution of clincial problems, especially the use of laboratory methods in the clinical diagnosis
  17. Clinical Pathology
    the study of disease by the use of laboratory tests and methods
  18. Clinical Psychologist
    a psychologist who uses psychological knowledge techniques in the treatment of people who have emotional difficulties
  19. Clinical Psychology
    the use of psychologic knowledge and techniques in the treatment of emotional difficulties
  20. Dentistry
    the branch of the healing arts concerned with the teeth, oral cavity, and associated structures, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and restoration of defective or missing tissue; the creation of restorations, crowns, and bridges; surgical procedures performed in and about the oral caity; the practice of the dental profession collectively
  21. Dermal
    pertaining to the skin
  22. Dermatologic
    pertaining to dermatology; of or affecting the skin
  23. Dermatological
    pertaining to dermatology; of or affecting the skin
  24. Dermatologist
    a specialist in skin diseases
  25. Dermatology
    the study of the skin and skin diseases
  26. Diagnosis
    the art of distinguishing one disease from another; determination of the nature of a cause of disease
  27. Diagnostic
    pertaining to diagnosis
  28. Emergency Medicine
    medical speciality that deals with acutely ill or injured patients who require immediate medical treatment
  29. Endocrine
    secreting internally; applied to organs that secrete hormones into the bloodstream
  30. Endocrinologist
    a physician who treats diseases arising from disordered internal secretions
  31. Endocrinology
    the science that studies the endocrine glands and the hormones they produce
  32. Epidemic
    occurring suddenly in numbers clearly in excess of normal expectancy
  33. Epidemiologist
    a specialist in epidemiology
  34. Epidemiology
    the study of the relationships of factors determining the frequency and distribution of disease in the human community; the field of medicine dealing with the determination of causes of localized outbreaks of infection or other disease of recognized cause
  35. Family Practice
    the medical specialty concerned with the planning and pricision of the comprehensive primary health care of all family members, regardless of age or sex, on a continuing basis
  36. Forensic Medicine
    a branch of medicine that deals with the application of medical knowledge to the purposes of law
  37. Gastric
    pertaining to the stomach
  38. Gastroenterologist
    a physician who specializes in the stomach and instestines and their diseases
  39. Gastroenterology
    the study of the stomach and intestines and associated diseases
  40. Geriatrician
    a specialist in geriatrics
  41. Geriatrics
    the branch of medicine that deals with the problems and diseases of old age
  42. Gerontology
    the branch of science that deals with the problems of aging in all of its aspects
  43. Gland
    an aggregation of cells that are specialized to secrete or excrete materials not related to their ordinary needs
  44. Gynecologist
    a physician who treats diseases of the female sex
  45. Gynecology
    the branch of medicine that treats female diseases, especially those of the genital and urinary systems
  46. Holistic
    considering a person as a functioning whole
  47. Immunologist
    a person who makes a special study of immunology
  48. Immunology
    the branch of medical science concerned with the response of the organism to antigenic challenge, recognition of self from nonself, and all of the aspects oif immune phenomena
  49. Internal Medicine
    a branch of medicine that deals specifically with diagnosis and medical treatment of diseases and disorders of internal structures of the body
  50. Internist
    a specialist in internal medicine
  51. Larynx
    the organ of voice; the air passage between the lower pharynx and the trachea
  52. Licensed Practical Nurse
    one who is a graduate of a school of practical nursing and who performs certain services to the sick under the supervision of a registered nurse
  53. Licensed Vocational Nurse
    a graduate of a school of practical nursing who has been legally authorized to practice
  54. Malignant
    tending to grow worse and thereatening to result in death
  55. Medical Technician
    one who has recieved formal training in laboratory techniques in a 2-year associate degree program
  56. Medical Technologist
    one who is skilled in the performance of clinical laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis of disease and evaluation of patient progress. In general, the technologist has completed 4 years of specialized education in medical technology
  57. Neonatologist
    a physician who specializes in care of the newborn
  58. Neonatology
    the branch of medicine dealing with treatment of the newborn infant
  59. Neurologist
    a specialist in the treatment of nervous disease
  60. Neurology
    the branch of medicine that deals with the study of the nervous system
  61. Neuron
    any of the conducting cells of the nervous system
  62. Neurosurgeon
    a surgeon who specializes in work on the nervous system
  63. Neurosurgery
    surgery of the nervous system
  64. Nurse Midwife
    an individual educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery
  65. Obstetric
    pertaining to obstetrics
  66. Obstetrical
    pertaining to obstetrics
  67. Obstetrician
    a physcian who specializes in the treatment of pregnacy, labor, and delivery
  68. Obstetrics
    a branch of surgery that deals with the management of pregnancy and delivery
  69. Occupational Therapist
    an allied health professional who is nationally certified to practice occupational therapy
  70. Oncologist
    a specialist in the study and treatment of tumors
  71. Oncology
    study of tumors
  72. Ophthalmic
    pertaining to the eye
  73. Ophthalmologic
    pertaining to ophthalmology
  74. Ophthamological
    pertaining to ophthalmology
  75. Ophthalmologist
    a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease
  76. Ophthamology
    the study of the eye and its diseases
  77. Optical
    pertaining to vision
  78. Optician
    one who is a specialist in filling prescriptions for corrective lenses for eyeglasses and contact lenses
  79. Optometrist
    a specialist in optomertry
  80. Optometry
    the professional practice of primary eye and vision care for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of associated disorders and for the improvement of vision by the prescription of spectacles and by the use of other functional, optical, and pharmaceutical means regulated by state laws
  81. Oral
    pertaining to the oral cavity or mouth
  82. Oral Surgeon
    a physician specialized in oral surgery
  83. Orthopedic Surgeon
    a surgeon who specializes in orthopedics
  84. Orthopedics
    the branch of surgery specially concerned with the presercation and restoration of the function of the skeletal system, its articulations, and associated structures
  85. Orthopedist
    an orthopedic surgeon
  86. Otic
    pertaining to the ear
  87. Otolaryngologist
    a physician that specializes in otolaryngology
  88. Otolaryngology
    the branch of medicine concerned with medical and surgical treatment of the head and neck, including the ears, nose, and throat
  89. Otologist
    a physician trained in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and disorders of the ear
  90. Otology
    the study of the ear, including the diagnosis and treatment of its diseases and disorders
  91. Pathologic
    indicating or caused by some morbid process
  92. Pathological
    indicating or caused by some morbid process
  93. Pathology
    the study of the changes caused by disease in the structure of functions of the body
  94. Pediatric
    pertaining to pediatrics
  95. Pediatrician
    a physician who specializes in the treatment of children's diseases
  96. Pediatrics
    the branch of medicine that is devoted to the study of children's diseases
  97. Pharmacist
    one who is licensed to prepare, sell, or dispense drugs and compounds and to make up prescriptions
  98. Pharmacology
    the study of drugs and their origin, properties, and effects on living systems
  99. Pharmacy
    the science of preparing, compouding, and dispensing medicines; a place where drugs and medicinal supplies are prepared, compounded, and dispensed
  100. Physical Therapist
    one skilled in the techniques of physical therapy and qualified to adminster treatments prescribed by a physician
  101. Physcial Therapy
    a profession that is responsible for pain management of the paitents movement system
  102. Physician Assistant
    one who has been trained in an accredited program and certified by an appropriate board to perform certain physician's duties including history taking, physical examination, diagnostic teasts, treatment and certain minor surgical procedures, all under the responsible supervision of a licensed physician
  103. Plastic Surgery
    surgery that is concerned with restoration, reconstruction, correction, or improvement in the shape and appearance of the body structures
  104. Preventive Medicine
    the branch of medicine that aims at prevention of disease and promotion of health
  105. Primary Health Care Provider
    a physician who usually is the first physician to examine a patient and who recommends seconday care physicians with expertise in the patient's specific health problem, if further treatment is needed
  106. Psychiatrist
    a physician who specializes in psychiatry
  107. Psychiatry
    the branch of medicine that deals with the recognition and treatment of mental disorders
  108. Radiation Oncology
    the medical specialty that treats cancer with ionizing radiation
  109. Radiologic
    having to do with radiology; having to do with radiant energy
  110. Radiologic Technologist
    one who specializes in the use of x-rays and radioactive isotopes in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and who works under the supervision of a radiologist
  111. Radiologist
    a physician who uses roentgen rays, radium, and other forms of radiant energy in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
  112. Radiology
    the science concerned with the use of various forms of radiant energy in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
  113. Radiolucent
    permitting the passage of x-rays or other forms of radiant energy
  114. Radiopaque
    impervious to x-ray or other forms of radiation
  115. Radiotherapy
    the treatment of disease by ionizing radiation
  116. Registered Nurse
    a graduate nurse who is registered and licemsed to practice by a state board of nurse examiners or other state authority
  117. Rehabilitation Medicine
    the branch of medicine that deals with restoring a person's ability to live and work as normally as possible after a disabling injury or illness
  118. Remission
    a diminution or abatement of the symptoms of a disease; also the period during which such diminution occurs
  119. Respiratory Therapist
    one skilled in the techniques of respiratory therapy
  120. Respiratory Therapy
    treatment to preserve or improve pulmonary function
  121. Rheumatism
    any of a variety or disordersmarked by inflamation, degeneration, or metabolic derangement of the connective tissue structures of the body, especially the joints and related structures
  122. Rheumatologist
    a specialist in rheumatic conditions
  123. Rheumatology
    the branch of medicine dealing with rheumatic disorders
  124. Rhinologist
    a specialist in rhinology
  125. Rhinology
    the medical specialty that deals with the nose and its diseases
  126. Roentgenology
    the branch of radiology that deals with x-rays
  127. Surgery
    the branch of medicine that treats diseases, injuries, and deformities by manual or operative methods; the place in a hospital where surgery is performed
  128. Therapeutic
    pertaining to therapeutics or therapy; curative
  129. Therapy
    treatment of disease
  130. Triage
    the sorting and prioritizing of patients for treatment
  131. Urinary
    pertaining to urine
  132. Urologic
    pertaining to the urinary system
  133. Urological
    pertaining to the urinary system
  134. Urologist
    a physician who specializes in treatment of the urinary tract
  135. Urology
    the branch of medicine that deals with the urinary tract

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