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  • Anatomy is the study of the structure and organization of living creatures, including the physical structure of the body, the location of organs and tissues, and their interconnections.
  • Endocrinology is the medical specialty concerned with the study of hormones and the glands that make them, as well as how they regulate the body's metabolism and growth.
  • Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and causes of disease in populations, as well as the transmission and prevention of disease.
  • Geriatrics refers to the medical specialty concerned with the health of older persons, particularly the prevention and treatment of age-related diseases and ailments.
  • Hematology is the medical specialty concerned with the study of blood, particularly blood cells and coagulation.
  • Immunology is the study of the immune system, including how it recognizes and protects against microbial and viral invaders.
  • Microbiology The scientific study of microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, fungus, and parasites.
  • Neurology is the medical specialty concerned with the nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord.
  • Oncology the medical specialty concerned with the study and treatment of cancer, including its diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
  • Paediatrics refers to the medical specialty concerned with the health of newborns, children, and adolescents, including the prevention and treatment of pediatric diseases and ailments.
  • Pathology is the study of the causes and effects of illness, including structural and functional alterations in organs, tissues, and cells as a result of disease.
  • Pharmacology The study of pharmaceuticals and their effects on the body, including their absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.
  • Physiology is the study of the mechanical, physical, and metabolic processes required for life in living creatures.
  • Psychiatry is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness and emotional disorders.
  • Radiology is the medical specialty that use imaging techniques such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs to diagnose and treat disease.
  • Therapeutics the study of the treatment of diseases, including the use of pharmaceuticals, surgical procedures, and other medical interventions.

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