medical specialty

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Noun1.medical specialty - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniquesmedical specialty - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
emergency procedure - (medicine) a procedure adopted to meet an emergency (especially a medical emergency)
infusion - (medicine) the passive introduction of a substance (a fluid or drug or electrolyte) into a vein or between tissues (as by gravitational force)
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
uranalysis, urinalysis - (medicine) the chemical analysis of urine (for medical diagnosis)
scatology - (medicine) the chemical analysis of excrement (for medical diagnosis or for paleontological purposes)
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
irrigation - (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
bloodletting - formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)
actinotherapy, radiation therapy, radiotherapy, irradiation, radiation - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance
tomography, imaging - (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body
venipuncture - (medicine) puncture of a vein through the skin in order to withdraw blood for analysis or to start an intravenous drip or to inject medication or a radiopaque dye
teras, monster - (medicine) a grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus
gauze, gauze bandage - (medicine) bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
ointment, salve, unguent, balm, unction - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
percussor, plessor, plexor - (medicine) a small hammer with a rubber head used in percussive examinations of the chest and in testing reflexes
truss - (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure
achromia - an absence of normal pigmentation especially in the skin (as in albinism) or in red blood cells
succedaneum - (medicine) something that can be used as a substitute (especially any medicine that may be taken in place of another)
regimen, regime - (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)
medical science - the science of dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease
allergology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and treatment of allergies
anesthesiology - the branch of medical science that studies and applies anesthetics
angiology - the branch of medical science that studies the blood and lymph vessels and their disorders
bacteriology - the branch of medical science that studies bacteria in relation to disease
biomedicine - the branch of medical science that studies the ability of organisms to withstand environmental stress (as in space travel)
biomedicine - the branch of medical science that applies biological and physiological principles to clinical practice
cardiology - the branch of medicine dealing with the heart and its diseases
dental medicine, dentistry, odontology - the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
prosthetics - the branch of medicine dealing with the production and use of artificial body parts
dermatology - the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases
emergency medicine - the branch of medicine concerned with the prompt diagnosis and treatment of injuries or trauma or sudden illness
endocrinology - the branch of medicine dealing with the endocrine glands and their secretions
epidemiology - the branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of disease
forensic medicine, forensic pathology - the branch of medical science that uses medical knowledge for legal purposes; "forensic pathology provided the evidence that convicted the murderer"
gastroenterology - the branch of medicine that studies the gastrointestinal tract and its diseases
geriatrics, gerontology - the branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people
gynaecology, gynecology - the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and hygiene of women
haematology, hematology - the branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs
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by ONAThe Ministry of Health (MoH), Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) and the Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB) discussed cooperation on training of doctors, teaching and training of medicine faculty students, developing a unified system of disease data, and the e-link project between the medical libraries in the Sultanate.
Objective: To assess personality type of medical students and associate it with their choice of medical specialty.
The Medical Specialty Preference Inventory--Revised (MSPI-R; Richard, 2011) was selected to compare two new calculations of person matching because a data set existed that included a large sample with item scores, longitudinal data, and demographic data.
NYSE: STI), a US-based banking organisation headquartered in Atlanta, has said that it has established a Medical Specialty Group of financial advisors with expertise in working with independent medical practices, owners, physicians and their families, as part of its efforts to better serve the specialised Private Wealth Management needs of medical practitioners.
Muscat , Feb 10 (ONA) The Oman Medical Specialty Board will open tomorrow (Monday) the first centre for standard examinations, specialized medical examinations in the Sultanate, known as " Prometric'.
ABMS International - LCC (ABMS-I), a subsidiary of ABMS, leverages the expertise of the ABMS member boards in creating medical specialty assessments.
ABMS International, LCC (ABMS-I), a subsidiary of ABMS, leverages the expertise of the ABMS Member Boards in medical specialty assessments.
Appendices list combined specialty programs, medical specialty board certification requirements, medical schools in the US, subspecialty and fellowship programs outside the accreditation process, and medical licensure information.
For years, researchers have studied factors believed to influence medical specialty choice (Calkins, Willoughby, & Arnold, 1987; Deckert, Beckham, Hall, & Holmes, 1991; Dorsey, Jajoura, & Rutecki, 2005; Kassebaum & Szenas, 1994; Lambert & Holmboe, 2005).
All physicians and dentists are eligible for pure own-occupation disability insurance to age 65, with medical specialty language in the definition of total disability," Gottfried said.
In related news, Wolters Kluwer Health has launched Communities@Ovid, a web development service designed to provide medical specialty societies with "organization-building online tools, content and functionality.

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