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cardiology
the study of the heart and its diseases
cytology
the study of the structure, function, and the diseases of the cells
dermatology
the study of the skin and its diseases
epidemiology
the study of the factors determining the distribution and frequency of the occurence of health related conditions within a defined human population
geriatrics
the branch of medicine dealing with elderly persons and their medical problems
gerontology
the study of the process of aging and the various problems of elderly persons
histology
the study of the structure and fucntion of tissues
neonatology
the study of newborn infants and the treatment of their disorders
obstetrics
branch of medicine dealing with pregnacy and childbirth
pharmacology
the study of drugs and their uses in the treatment of diseases
psychiatry
branch of medicine dealing with the mind and its disorders
toxicology
the study of poisonous substances and their effects on body parts
acidosis
a condition of too many hydrogen ions (i.e. ph below 7.35) in the blood
alkalosis
a condition of too few hydrogen ions (i.e. ph above 7.45) in the blood
ionizing radiation
raditation that causes atoms to ionize, e.g. radioisotopes and x-rays
ketosis
a form of acidosis resulting from excessive ketons in the blood due to an incomplete breakdown of lipids. often occurs during starvation and acute attacks of diabetes mellitus