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Classical roots and medical terminology

S.O.M.A. Comenius Corner IES URBI BHI (Basauri, Bizkaia)


Orthodontist From Greek ortho-, straight + odon, tooth


The branch of dentistry that specializes in treatment of malformed teeth and oral problems.


Gynecology From Greek gyne, woman + logos, science


The medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive system.


Ophthalmologist

From Greek Ophthalmos eye + logos, science


The medical specialty that studies and treats diseases of the eye.


Otorhinolaryngology

From Greek Ous, ear + rhinos, nose + larynx, throat + logos, science


The medical practice dealing with the ear, nose, and throat.


Pediatrics From Greek pediatr ( ic ). child + -ics


The branch of medicine that specializes in the care of infants, children and adolescents.


Traumatology From Greek trauma, wound + logos, science


The science of wounds and their treatment.


Oncology From Greek

onkos, swelling, logos, science


The study of tumors.


Psychiatry From Greek psyche, soul + iatreia, treatment


The branch of medicine that is concerned with the study, treatment, and prevention of mental illness, using both medical and psychological therapies.


Cardiology From Greek

kardia, heart + logos, science


The study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the heart and blood vessels.


Dermatology From Greek

derma, skin + logos, science


The branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases.

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