Human Anatomy Intro PF/SF

Question Answer
append- appendix
cardi- heart
cran- skull; helmet
dors- back
homeo- same; unchanging
-logy study of
meta- change
nas- nose
orb- eye
pariet- wall
pelv- pelvis
peri- surrounding
pleur- pleura
-stasis slowing
super- above; beyond
-tomy act of cutting
Cytology The branch of biology concerned with the structure and function of plant and animal cells.
Dermatology The branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders.
Endocrinology The branch of physiology and medicine concerned with endocrine glands and hormones.
Gastroenterology The branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the stomach and intestines.
Geriatrics The branch of medicine or social science dealing with the health and care of old people.
Gerontology The scientific study of old age, the process of aging, and the particular problems of old people.
Gynecology The branch of physiology and medicine that deals with the functions and diseases specific to women and girls, esp. those affecting the reproductive system.
Hematology The study of the physiology of the blood.
Histology The study of microscopic structure of tissues.
Immunology The branch of medicine and biology concerned with immunity.
Neonatology The study of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants, especially the ill or premature newborn infant.
Nephrology The branch of medicine that deals with the physiology and diseases of the kidneys.
Neurology The branch of medicine or biology that deals with the anatomy, functions, and organic disorders of nerves and the nervous system.
Obstetrics The branch of medicine and surgery concerned with childbirth and the care of women giving birth.
Oncology The study and treatment of tumors.
Ophthalmology The branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders and diseases of the eye.
Orthopedics The branch of medicine dealing with the correction of deformities of bones or muscles.
Otolaryngology The study of diseases of the ear and throat.
Pathology The science of the causes and effects of diseases, esp. the branch of medicine that deals with the laboratory examination of samples of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes.
Pediatrics The branch of medicine dealing with children and their diseases.
Pharmacology The branch of medicine concerned with the uses, effects, and modes of action of drugs.
Podiatry The treatment of the feet and their ailments.
Psychiatry The study and treatment of mental illness, emotional disturbance, and abnormal behavior.
Radiology The science dealing with X-rays and other high-energy radiation, esp. the use of such radiation for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Toxicology The branch of science concerned with the nature, effects, and detection of poisons.
Urology The branch of medicine and physiology concerned with the function and disorders of the urinary system.
cardiology study of the heart

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