Vocabulary 2

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internal

existing or situated within the limits or surface of something; e.g. inside the body or organization

internist

specialist in internal medicine - in the exploration of your insides

intern

advanced student or graduate usually in a professional field (as medicine or teaching) gaining supervised practical experience (as inside a hospital or classroom)

gynecology

the science of women

gynecologist

one who studies the science of women

obstetrician

midwife (one who stands in front of a woman in labor to deliver the infant)

obstetrics

the practice of being a midwife

pediatrics

the medical healing of a child

pediatrician

an expert at the medical healing of a child

pedagogy

the leading of children - refers to the principles and methods of teaching (i.e. ___ courses in college contain the history of education, educational psychology, psychology of adolescents, principles of teaching, etc.)

pedagogue

narrow-mined, old-fashioned, dogmatic teacher( note: this word should be used with caution)

demagogue

(a leader of the people) - one who attempts to mislead the people, esp. a politician who foments (agitates) discontent among the masses in an attempt to be voted into office. Once elected, ___ use political power to further their own personal ambitions or fortunes

demagoguery

the act of being a misleader of the people

dermatology

science of skin

dermatologist

one who specializes in the science of skin

hypodermic

under the skin (e.g. hypodermic needle - needle that penetrates under the skin)

epidermis

the outermost layer of the skin

taxidermy

a trade of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skin of animals

taxidermist

one who specializes in taxidermy

pachyderm

an animal with unusually thick skin (i.e. elephant, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, etc.)

dermatitis

general term for any skin inflammation, irritation, or infection

ophthalmology

science of the eye

ophthalmologist

one who specializes in the science of the eye

optometry

the specialty of measuring vision

optometrist

one who measures the eye (measure vision, test for glaucoma, prescribe glasses, etc.)

optician

an expert at the eyes - the optician doesn't examine patients; instead fills prescriptions according to optometrists or ophthalmologists, grinds lenses to specifications, etc.

oculist

physician for the eye (same defn. as ophthalmologist)

ocular

pertaining to the eye

monocle

lens for one eye

binoculars

field glasses that increase the range of two eyes

inoculate

to puncture an "eye" or hole in your skin, through which serum is injected to protect against disease

orthopedics

a specialty that treats deformities, injuries, and diseases of the bones and joints of adults as well as children, often by surgical procedures

orthopedist

historically: one who straightens children (corrects the spinal curvature in children to prevent childhood diseases) now: one who practices orthopedics

orthodontia

the straightening of teeth

orthodontist

one who straightens teeth, often by improving your "bite," retracting "buck teeth," and by means of braces and other techniques

cardiology

the science of the heart

cardiologist

a specialist in the science of the heart

cardiograph

an instrument that produces an electronic record of the heartbeat

cardiogram

drawing made by a cardiograph

neurology

the science of nerves

neuralgia

acute pain along the nerves and their branches

neuritis

inflammation of the nerves

neurosis

disorder of nerves

neurotic

n. a person suffering from neurosis

psychosis

a full-blown mental disorder

psychotic

n. one who has lost contact with reality ( r at least the reality as most of us perceive it)

psychiatry

specialty in healing minds

psychiatrist

mind healer

geriatrics

specialty dealing with the medical needs of the elderly

geriatrician

specialist who heals the elderly

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