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|Noun||1.||medical 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"
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
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
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)
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
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