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  • Glossary Of Legal Terms
  • Glossary Of Legal Terms II
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  • Glossary Of Insurance Terms II
  • List Of Clinical Specialties


  • List Of Clinical Specialties

    Allergy and immunology
    A medical specialty concerned with the hypersensitivity of an individual to foreign substances and protection from the resultant infection or disorder.

    Anesthesiology
    A medical specialty concerned with purposeful depression of nerve function, characterized by loss of feeling or sensation, usually the result of pharmacologic action by anesthetics, and induced to allow performance of surgery or other painful procedures. This specialty is also concerned with treating pain associated with diseases/conditions.

    Cardiology
    A medical subspecialty concerned with the study of the heart, its physiology, and its functions. Cardiovascular specialists are trained in diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels and they manage complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life-threatening, abnormal heartbeat rhythms.

    Chiropractic
    An occupational discipline based on the relationship of the spine to health and disease. The spine is analyzed by x-rays and palpation, and vertebrae are adjusted manually to relieve pressures on the spinal cord.

    Colon and rectal surgery
    A surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases of the intestinal tract, colon, rectum, anal canal, and perianal area by medical and surgical means. The specialty is also concerned with other organs and tissues (e.g., liver, urinary, and female reproductive system) involved with primary intestinal disease.

    Critical care
    A subspecialty of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and support of patients with multiple organ dysfunction (i.e., critically ill) during a medical emergency or crisis.

    Dentistry
    The profession concerned with the teeth, oral cavity, associated structures, and the diagnosis and treatment of their diseases including prevention and the restoration of defective and missing tissue.

    Dermatology
    A medical specialty concerned with the skin, its structure, functions, diseases, and treatment.

    Emergency medicine
    A medical specialty concerned with resuscitation, transportation, and care from the point of injury or beginning of illness through the hospital or other emergency treatment facility.

    Endocrinology
    A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the metabolism, physiology, and disorders of the internal (endocrine) system (e.g., thyroid and adrenal glands). This branch of medicine also deals with diabetes, metabolic and nutritional disorders, pituitary diseases, and menstrual and sexual problems.

    Family practice
    A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.

    Gastroenterology
    A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of the physiology and diseases of the digestive system and related structures (esophagus, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas).

    Geriatrics
    The subspecialty of medicine concerned with the physiological and pathological aspects of the aged, including, but not limited to, the clinical problems of senescence and senility.

    Hematology
    A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with morphology, physiology, and pathology of the blood and blood-forming tissues.

    Infectious diseases
    A subspecialty of medicine concerned with illnesses caused by microorganisms of all types in all organs.

    Internal medicine
    A medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the internal organ systems in adults, with the provision of long-term, comprehensive care in the office and the hospital, managing common and complex illness of adolescents, adults, and the elderly.

    Medical genetics
    A medical subspecialty concerned with the reliable prediction of certain genetically-linked disorders as a function of the lineage or genetic makeup of an individual, parents, or potential parents. The clinical areas include: clinical biochemical genetics, clinical cytogenetics, clinical genetics, clinical/medical genetics, and clinical molecular genetics.

    Nephrology
    A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the kidney.

    Neurological surgery
    A surgical specialty concerned with the operative and non-operative management of disorders of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including supporting structures and vascular supply; the evaluation and treatment of pathological processes that modify function or activity of the nervous system, and the operative and non-operative management of pain.

    Neurology
    A medical specialty concerned with the study of the structures, functions, and diseases of the nervous system.

    Nuclear medicine
    A subspecialty field of radiology concerned with diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigative use of radioactive compounds in pharmaceutical form.

    Nursing
    The profession concerned with the provision of care and services essential to the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health by attending to a patient's needs.

    Nutrition
    The clinical practice concerned with nutrients and other substances contained in food and their action, interaction, and balance in relation to health and disease.

    Obstetrics and gynecology
    The medical-surgical specialty concerned with management and care of women during pregnancy, parturition, and puerperium; the physiology and disorders primarily of the female genital tract; and female endocrinology and reproductive physiology. This specialty may serve as a primary physician for women.

    Oncology
    A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of neoplasms.

    Ophthalmology
    A specialty concerned with the structure and function of the eye and the medical and surgical treatment of its defects and diseases.

    Optometry
    The professional practice of primary eye and vision care that includes the measurement of visual refractive power, and the correction of visual defects with lenses or glasses.

    Orthopedic surgery
    A surgical specialty that utilizes medical, surgical, and physical methods to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the skeletal system, its articulations, and associated structures.

    Otolaryngology
    A surgical specialty concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the ear, nose, throat, respiratory and upper alimentary systems, and related structures of the head and neck.

    Pathology
    A medical specialty concerned with the causes and nature of disease including diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment through knowledge gained by the laboratory application of the biologic, chemical, and physical sciences. A pathologist uses information gathered from the microscopic examination of tissue specimens, cells, body fluids, and clinical laboratory tests on body fluids and secretions.

    Pediatrics
    A medical specialty concerned with the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood. Care encompasses a broad spectrum of health services. Neonatology is also covered under this specialty.

    Pharmacology
    A clinical specialty concerned with the effectiveness and safety of drugs in humans.

    Physical medicine and rehabilitation
    A medical specialty concerned with the use of physical agents, mechanical apparatus, and manipulation in rehabilitating patients who are physically diseased, injured, or recovering from elective surgery (e.g., hip replacement) to the maximum degree possible. Physicians practicing this specialty are Physiatrists.

    Plastic surgery
    A surgical specialty that deals with the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of physical defects of form or function involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, craniomaxillofacial structures, hand, extremities, breast and trunk, and external genitalia.

    Podiatry
    A profession concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders, injuries and anatomic defects of the foot.

    Preventive medicine
    The medical specialty concerned with the health of individuals and defined populations to protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being, and prevent disease, disability, and premature death.

    Psychiatry
    The medical specialty concerned with the origin, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders, addictive disorders, emotional disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance-related disorders, sexual and gender identity disorders, and adjustment disorders.

    Psychology
    A clinical profession concerned with recognizing and treating behavior disorders.

    Pulmonary medicine
    A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of the respiratory system, especially the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and defects of the lungs and bronchial tree.

    Radiation oncology
    The specialty concerned with the therapeutic application of radiant energy and its modifiers, including the study and management of disease, especially malignant tumors.

    Radiology
    The specialty concerned with the use of x-ray and other forms of radiant energy in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

    Rheumatology
    A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of inflammatory or degenerative processes and metabolic derangement of connective tissue structures that pertain to a variety of musculoskeletal disorders (e.g., arthritis).

    Sleep medicine
    The specialty concerned with conditions characterized by disturbances of usual sleep patterns or behaviors.

    Speech-language pathology
    A clinical profession concerned with the study of speech/language disorders or swallowing disorders and their diagnosis and correction.

    Sports medicine
    A subspecialty responsible for continuous care, enhancement of health and fitness, and prevention of injury and illness to an individual engaged in physical exercise (sports).

    Surgery
    A medical specialty concerned with manual or operative procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, injuries, or deformities. This specialty is usually responsible for the comprehensive management of the trauma victim and the critically ill surgical patient.

    Thoracic surgery
    A surgical specialty concerned with the operative, perioperative, and critical care of patients with pathologic conditions within the chest. Included is the surgical care of coronary artery disease, cancers of the lung, esophagus and chest wall, abnormalities of the trachea, abnormalities of the great vessels and heart valves, congenital anomalies, tumors of the mediastinum, and diseases of the diaphragm. Airway management and chest injury are within the scope of this specialty.

    Urology
    A surgical specialty concerned with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the urinary tract in both sexes, and the genital tract in the male. This specialty also includes the management of benign and malignant medical and surgical disorders of the genitourinary system and the adrenal gland.

    This information came from a
    National Guideline Clearinghouse online article.

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