Outline of medicine

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to medicine:

Medicine science of healing. It encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintaine health by the prevention and treatment of illness.

Aims

Branches of medicine

  1. Anesthesiology practice of medicine dedicated to the relief of pain and total care of the surgical patient before, during and after surgery.
  2. Cardiology branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the heart and the blood vessels.
  3. Critical care medicine focuses on life support and the intensive care of the seriously ill.
  4. Dentistry branch of medicine that deals with treatment of diseases in the oral cavity
  5. Dermatology branch of medicine that deals with the skin, hair, and nails.
  6. Emergency medicine focuses on care provided in the emergency department
  7. Endocrinology branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the endocrine system.
  8. Epidemiology study of cause and prevalence of diseases and programs to contain them
  9. First aid assistance given to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, and/or promote recovery. It includes initial intervention in a serious condition prior to professional medical help being available, such as performing CPR while awaiting an ambulance, as well as the complete treatment of minor conditions, such as applying a plaster to a cut.
  10. Gastroenterology branch of medicine that deals with the study and care of the digestive system.
  11. General practice (often called family medicine) is a branch of medicine that specializes in primary care.
  12. Geriatrics branch of medicine that deals with the general health and well-being of the elderly.
  13. Gynaecology diagnosis and treatment of the female reproductive system
  14. Hematology branch of medicine that deals with the blood and the circulatory system.
  15. Hepatology branch of medicine that deals with the liver, gallbladder and the biliary system.
  16. Infectious disease branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and management of infectious disease, especially for complex cases and immunocompromised patients.
  17. Internal medicine involved with adult diseases
  18. Neurology branch of medicine that deals with the brain and the nervous system.
  19. Nephrology branch of medicine which deals with the kidneys.
  20. Obstetrics care of women during and after pregnancy
  21. Oncology branch of medicine that studies the types of cancer.
  22. Ophthalmology branch of medicine that deals with the eyes.
  23. Optometry branch of medicine that involves examining the eyes and applicable visual systems for defects or abnormalities as well as the medical diagnosis and management of eye disease.
  24. Orthopaedics branch of medicine that deals with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system.
  25. Otorhinolaryngology branch of medicine that deals with the ears, nose and throat.
  26. Pathology study of causes and pathogenesis of diseases.
  27. Pediatrics branch of medicine that deals with the general health and well-being of children and in some countries like the U.S. young adults.
  28. Preventive medicine measures taken for disease prevention, as opposed to disease treatment.
  29. Psychiatry branch of medicine that deals with the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders.
  30. Pulmonology branch of medicine that deals with the respiratory system.
  31. Radiology branch of medicine that employs medical imaging to diagnose and treat disease.
  32. Sports medicine branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.
  33. Rheumatology branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases.
  34. Surgery branch of medicine that uses operative techniques to investigate or treat both disease and injury, or to help improve bodily function or appearance.
  35. Urology branch of medicine that deals with the urinary system of both sexes and the male reproductive system

    History of medicine

    Medical biology

    Medical biology

    Fields of medical biology

    Illness (diseases and disorders)

    Medical practice

    Practice of medicine

    Drugs

    Drugs

    Medical equipment

    Medical equipment

    Medical facilities

    Medical education

    Medical education education related to the practice of being a medical practitioner; either the initial training to become a physician, additional training thereafter, and fellowship.

    Medical research

    Medical research

    Medical jargon

    Medical terminology

    Medical abbreviations and acronyms

    Medical glossaries

    Medical organizations

    Government agencies

    Medical publications

    Persons influential in medicine

    Medical scholars

    Pioneers in medicine

    General concepts in medicine

    See also

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