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ED
emergency department
ENT
ear, nose, and throat
ER
emergency room
GP
general practitioner
Gyn
gynecology
ICU
intensive care unit
LVN
licensed vocational nurse
LPN
licensed practical nurse
OB
obstetrics
OR
operating room
PA
physician assistant
PE
physical examination
PT
physical therapy (also prothrombin time)
having severe symptoms and lasting for a short time
acute
a flattened body above each kidney that secretes steroid hormones, epinephrine, and norepinephrine.
adrenal
name for epinephrine; a hormone produced by the adrenal glands
adrenaline
a physician who specializes in the administration of anesthetics during surgery.
anesthesiologist
the branch of medicine that studies anesthesia and anesthetics.
anesthesiology
pertaining to or producing anesthesia; an agent that produces anesthesia.
anesthetic
a nurse or technician trained to administer anesthetics.
anesthetist
not malignant; not recurrent; favorable for recovery.
benign
a potentially dangerous infectious agent such as may be found in a clinical microbiology lab or used in experimental studies on genetic recombination.
biohazard
pertaining to the heart
cardiac
ceasing of heart activity
cardiac arrest
a physician who is specially trained in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease.
cardiologist
the study of the heart and its functions
cardiology
the study of cellular changes in disease
cellular pathology
showing little change or slow progression over a long period
chronic
a physician specialized in the branch of pathology that is applied to the solution of clinical problems, especially the use of laboratory methods in clinical diagnosis.
clinical pathologist
the study of disease by the use of laboratory tests and methods.
clinical pathology
a psychologist who uses psychological knowledge and techniques in the treatment of people who have emotional difficulties
clinical psychologist
the use of psychological knowledge and techniques in the treatment of emotional difficulties
clinical psychology
pertaining to the teeth
dental
a person who has recieved a degree in dentistry and is authorized to practice dentistry
dentist
pertaining to the skin
dermal
pertaining to dermatology; of or affecting the skin.
dermatologic
a specialist in skin diseases
dermatologist
the study of skin and skin diseases
dermatology
the science or study and regulation of the diet
dietetics
secreting internally; applied to organs that secrete hormones into the bloodstream
endocrine
a physician who treats diseases arising from disordered internal secretions
endocrinologist
the science that studies the endocrine glands and the hormones they produce
endocrinology
occuring suddenly in numbers clearly in excess of normal expectancy
epidemic
the study of the relationships of factors determining the frequency and distribution of diseases 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.
epidemiology
the medical specialty concerned with the planning and provision of the comprehensive primary health care of all family members, regardless of age or sex, on a continuing basis.
family practice
a branch of medicine that deals with the application of medical knowledge to the purposes of law
forensic medicine
pertaining to the stomach
gastric
a physician who specializes in the stomach and intestines and their diseases.
gastroenterologist
the study of the stomach and intestines and associated diseases
gastroenterology
a reversible state of unconsciousness produced by anesthetics
general anesthesia
a specialist in geriatrics
geriatrician
the branch of medicine that deals with problems and diseases of old age.
geriatrics
the branch of science that deals with the problems of aging in all of its aspects
gerontology
an aggregation of cells that are specialized to secrete or excrete materials not related to their ordinary needs
gland
a physician who treats diseases of the female sex
gynecologist
the branch of medicine that treats female diseases, especially those of the genital and urinary systems
gynecology
considering a person as a functioning whole
holistic
a chemical substance produced in the body that has a specific effect on the activity of certain cells or organs
hormone
a person who makes a special study of immunology
immunologist
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 of immune phenomena
immunology
branch of medicine that deals specifically with diagnosis and medical tx of diseases and disorders of internal structures of the body
internal medicine
a specialist in internal medicine
internist
the organ of voice; the air passage between the lower pharynx and the trachea
larynx
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
licensed practical nurse
a graduate of a school of practical nursing who has been legally authorized to practice
licensed vocational nurse
tending to grow worse and threatening to result in death
malignant
a physician who specializes in the study of disease in general
medical pathologist
one who has received formal training in laboratory techniques in a 2-year associate degree program
medical technician
one who is skilled in the performance of clinical laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis of disease and evaluation of patient progress. In general, they have completed 4 years of specialized education.
medical technologist
a physician who specializes in care of the newborn
neonatologist
the branch of medicine dealing with treatment of the newborn infant
neonatology
a specialist in the tx of nervous diseases
neurologist
the branch of medicine that deals with the study of the nervous system
neurology
any of the conducting cells of the nervous system
neuron
a surgeon who specializes in work on the nervous system
neurosurgeon
surgery of the nervous system
neurosurgery
an RN with advanced education and training in administering anesthetics
anesthetist
an individual educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery
midwife
an RN who has well-developed competencies in using a broad range of cues. These cues are used for prescribing and implementing both direct and indirect nursing care and for articulating nursing therapies with other planned therapies
nurse practitioner
a physician who is specialized in the tx of pregnancy, labor, and delivery
obstetrician
a branch of surgery that deals with the management of pregnancy and delivery
obstetrics
a specialist in the study and tx of tumors
oncologist
study of tumors
oncology
pertaining to the eye
opthalmic
a physician who specializes in the dx and tx of eye diseases
opthalmologist
the study of the eye and its diseases
opthalmology
pertaining to vision
optical
a specialist in the translation, filling, and adapting of opthalmic prescriptions, products, and accessories
optician
the professional practice of primary eye and vision care for the dx, tx, and prevention of associated disorders and for the improvement of vision by the prescription of spectacles and by use of other functional, optical, and pharmaceutical means regulated by state law
optometry
pertaining to the oral cavity or mouth
oral
a physician specialized in oral surgery
oral surgeon
pertaining to the correction of deformities of the musculoskeletal system
orthopedic
the branch of surgery specially concerned with the preservation and restoration of the function of the skeletal system, its articulations, and associated structures
orthopedics
an orthopedic surgeon
orthopedist
pertaining to the ear
otic
branch of medicine concerned with medical and surgical tx of the head and neck, including the ears, nose, and throat
otolaryngology
a disease-producing agent or microorganism
pathogen
indicating or caused by some morbid process
pathologic
a physician who is specialized in the study of the essential nature of disease
pathologist
the study of the changes caused by disease in the structure or functions of the body
pathology
a physician who specializes in the tx of children's diseases
pediatrician
the branch of medicine that is devoted to the study of children's diseases
pediatrics
one who is licensed to prepare, sell, or dispense drugs and compounds and to make up prescriptions
pharmacist
the study of drugs and their origin, properties, and effects on living systems
pharmacology
the science of preparing, compounding, and dispensing medicines; a place where drugs and medicinal supplies are prepared, compounded, and dispensed
pharmacy
the use of physical agents and methods in rehabilitation and restoration of normal bodily function after illness or injury
physical therapy
one who has been trained in an accredited program and certified by an appropriate board to perform certain physician's duties, including hx taking, physical examination, dx tests, tx, certain minor surgical procedures, all under the responsible supervision of a licensed physician
physicians assistant
the branch of surgery that deals with the repair or reconstruction of tissue or organs
plastic surgery
the branch of medicine that aims at prevention of disease and promotion of health
preventive medicine
a physician who usually is the first physician to examine a patient and who recommends secondary care physicians with expertise in the patient's specific health problem, if further tx is needed
primary health care provider
the branch of medicine that deals with the recognition and tx of mental disorders
psychiatry
one who specializes in the science that deals with the mind and mental processes
psychologist
one who specializes in the use of x-rays and radioactive isotopes in the dx and tx of disease and who works under the supervision of a radiologist
radiologic technologist
a physician who uses roentgen rays, radium, and other forms of radiant energy in the dx and tx of disease
radiologist
the science concerned with the use of various forms of radiant energy in the dx and tx of disease
radiology
permitting the passage of x-rays or other forms of radiant energy
radiolucent
impervious to x-ray or other forms of radiation
radiopaque
a graduate nurse who is registered and licensed to practice by a state board of nurse examiners or other state authority
registered nurse
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
rehabilitation medicine
a diminution or abatement of the symptoms of a disease; also the period during which such diminution occurs
remission
the technical specialty concerned with the tx of cardiopulmonary disorders
respiratory therapy
any of a variety of disorders marked by inflammation, degeneration, or metabolic derangement of the connective tissue structures of the body, especially the joints and related structures
rheumatism
the medical specialty that deals with the nose and its diseases
rhinology
the branch of radiology that deals with x-rays
roentgenology
the branch of medicine that treats diseases, injuries, and deformities by manual or operative methods
surgery
the sorting and prioritizing of patients for tx
triage
a new growth of tissue in which the multiplication of cells is uncontrolled and progressive; neoplasm
tumor