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cardiology
branch of medical science dealing with the heart and heart diseases
dermatology
study of skin and its diseases
endocrinology
study of hormones, hormone-secreting glands, and associated diseases.
epidemiology
study of the factors that contribute to determining the distribution and frequency of health-related conditions within a defined human population
gastroenterology
study of the stomach and intestines, as well as the diseases
geriatrics
branch of medicine dealing with older individuals and their medical problems
gerontology
study of the process of aging and the various problems of older individuals
gynecology
study of the female reproductive system and its diseases
hematology
study of blood and blood diseases
histology
study of the structure and function of tissues (microscope anatomy)
immunology
study of the body's resistance to disease
neonatology
study of newborns and the treatment of their disorders
nephrology
study of the structure, function, and diseases of the kidneys
neurology
study of the nurvous system in health and disease
obstetrics
branch of medicine dealing with pregnancy and childbirth
oncology
study of cancers
ophthalmology
study of the eye and eye diseases
orthopedics
branch of medicine dealing with the muscular and skeletal systems and their problems
otolaryngology
study of the ear, throat, larynx, and their diseases
pathology
study of strucural and functional changes within the body associated with disease
pediatrics
branch of medicine dealing with children and their diseases
pharmacology
study of drugs and their uses in the treatment od diseases
podiatry
study of the care and treatment of the feet
psychiatry
branch of medicine dealing with the mind and its disorders
radiology
study a X rays and radioactive substances, as well as their uses in diagnosing and treating diseases
texicology
study of poisonous substances and their effects on physiology
urology
branch of medicine dealing with the urinary and male reproductive systems and their diseases