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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