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Disciplines and Subjects related to "-Ologies"

Disciplines listed alphabetically with subjects - includes pronunciations

Anesthesiology (an-es-thEs'-E-al-a-jE)-medical specialty dealing with relief of pain and administration of medicine to relax muscles and render patient unconscious during medical procedures.

Angiology (an-jE-'äl-a-jE)-study of blood vessels and lymph vessels

Bacteriology (bak-"tir-E-'äl-a-jE)-scientific study of bacteria

Biology (bI-'äl-a-jE) - science of living organisms and vital processes

Cardiology (kärd-E-'äl-a-jE)-medical specialty dealing with the heart, its anatomy, normal functions and disorders

Cytology (sI-'täl-a-jE)-science of the structure, function, multiplication, pathology and life history of cells

Cytopathology (sI-'to-pa-'thäl-a-jE)-study of changes at the cellular level caused by disease; cellular pathology

Dermatology (der-ma-'täl-a-jE)-medical specialty concerning the characteristics - anatomic, physiologic and pathologic - and functions of skin; also, the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders

Embryology (em-brE-'al-a-jE)-study of development during the embryonic stage, fertilization to birth

Endocrinology (en-d0-kri-`näl-a-jE)-study of anatomic, physiologic, and pathologic characteristics of the endocrine system of glands; diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders

Enzymology(en-zI-'mäl-a-jE)-study of enzymes and enzymatic action

Epidemiology (ep-i-dE-mE-a-'läj-E)-science concerned with incidence and risk of disease & injury in populations for the purpose of control or prevention

Ethology (E-'thäl-a-jE)-scientific study of animal behavior, particularly in their native habitat

Etiology (Et-E-'äl-a-jE )-study or theory of the causes and origins of diseases

Gastroenterology (ga-strO-ent-a-'räl-a-jE)-study of diseases affecting the GI tract including stomach, intestines, gall bladder and bile duct

Gerontology (ger-on-`tal-O-jE)-study of all aspects of the aging process and associated problems

Gynecology (gIn-a-'käl-a-jE)-study of diseases of female reproductive tract

Helminthology(hel-min-'thäl-a-jE)-scientific study of parasitic worms

Hematology (hE-ma-'täl-a-jE)-medical science of blood and blood-forming tissues

Herpetology (her-pE-'täl-a-jE)-branch of zoology specializing in reptiles and amphibians

Histology (his-'täl-a-jE)-branch of anatomy dealing with the minute structure, composition and function of tissues

Immunology (im-mU-'näl-a-jE)-branch of medical science studying phenomena of the body's immune system

Microbiology (mI-krO-bI-'äl-a-jE)-science of microscopic forms of life including algae, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses

Morphology (mor-'fäl-a-jE)-science of the forms and structures of organisms; physical shape and size of a specimen, plant or animal

Nephrology(ni-'fräl-a-jE)-study of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the kidney

Neurology (nU-'ral-a-jE) branch of medical science dealing with the nervous system, including the brain & its disorders

Odontology (O-dän-'täl-a-jE)-science of the teeth and surrounding structures of the oral cavity

Oncology (än-'käl-a-jE)-medical science pertaining to tumors and malignancies

Ophthalmology (op-thal-'mäl-a-jE)-medical science dealing with anatomy, physiology and pathology of the eye

Osteology (äs-tE-'äl-a-jE)-branch of medicine dealing with development and diseases of bone tissue

Otolaryngology (ah-tO-lar-an-`ga-lä-jE)-study of the medical and surgical treatment of the head and neck, including ears, nose and throat

Otology (ah-`tol-a-jE)-branch of medical science dealing with the treatment of diseases and disorders of the ear

Parasitology (par-a-sa-'täl-a-jE)-scientific study of parasites

Pathology (pa-`thal-a-jE)-study of the characteristics, causes and effects of disease, especially the structural and functional changes produced by it

Pharmacology (fär-ma-'kal-a-jE)-science of drugs and their action on the body

Physiology (fiz-E-'äl-a-jE)-field of science concerning the functions and characteristics of humans and other living organisms

Physiopathology (fiz-E-O-pa-'thäl-a-jE)-study of functions in disease, or as modified by disease

Radiology (rA-dE-`al-a-jE)-medical science dealing with radiant energy and radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease

Rheumatology (rü-ma-'täl-a-jE)-study of disorders characterized by inflammation, degeneration or metabolic derangement of connective tissue and related structures of the body.

Theriogenology (thir-E-O-ja-'näl-a-jE)-branch of veterinary medicine dealing with reproduction in animals

Toxicology (toks-a-'käl-a-jE)-scientific study of poisons, their actions, detection and treatment of conditions produced by them

Urology (ur-äl-a-jE)-medical specialty concerning with the anatomy, physiology, disorders and care of the urinary tract in both men and women, and of the male genital organs

Virology (vI-'räl-a-jE)-branch of microbiology concerned with viruses and viral diseases

Zoology (zO-'äl-a-jE)-the biology of animals, other than humans

Note: pronunciations from MEDLINEplus access to Merriam -Webster Medical Dictionary. U.S. National Library of Health and National Institutes of Health. Site viewed on 8/4/2003.

 

Subjects listed alphabetically with disciplines

Aging, process and associated problems Gerontology
Animals  

     Biology of

Zoology

     reproduction in

Theriogenology

     behavior of

Ethology
Inflammatory diseases, arthritis & connective tissue disorders Rheumatology
Bacteria Bacteriology
Bile duct, see Gastrointestinal tract  
Blood  

     and blood-forming tissues

Hematology

     vessels and lymph vessels

Angiology
Bones, development & diseases of Osteology
Cells - changes in, caused by disease Cytopathology

     structure, function, multiplication, pathology and life history

Cytology
Disease  

     incidence and risk

Epidemiology

     causes and origins

Etiology

     essential nature & effects

Pathology
Drugs, action on the body Pharmacology
Ears Otology
Embryos, development of from fertilization to birth Embryology
Endocrine system - glands & hormones Endocrinology
Enzymes and their action Enzymology
Eyes Ophthalmology
Gall bladder, see Gastrointestinal tract  
Gastrointestinal tract, stomach, intestines, gall bladder, bile duct Gastroenterology
Genital organs, male Urology
Head & neck region including ears, nose and throat Otolaryngology
Heart - anatomy, normal functions & disorders Cardiology
Hormones, see Endocrine system  
Immune system Immunology
Intestines, see Gastrointestinal tract  
Kidneys, study of Nephrology
Nervous system, including the brain Neurology
Organisms, living -  

     forms & structures

Morphology

     functions & characteristics

Physiology

     vital processes

Biology

     microscopic

Microbiology
Pain, relief of during illness or medical procedures Anesthesiology
Parasites Parasitology

     Parasitic worms

Helminthology
Poisons Toxicology
Radiant energy, see Radioactive substances  
Radioactive substances in diagnosis & treatment of disease Radiology
Reproductive system, female Gynecology
Skin -  

     characteristics - anatomic, physiologic and pathologic;

 

     diagnosis & treatment of disorders

Dermatology
Stomach, see Gastrointestinal tract  
Teeth, including surrounding tissues of the oral cavity Odontology
Tissues, structure, composition, function Histology
Tumors, including malignancies Oncology
Urinary tract, male & female Urology
Viruses and viral diseases Virology