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Category:Medical treatment

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Treatments encountered in a medical setting such as cardiology, surgery, and noninvasive treatment

A 1918 photo of physicians treating a patient with influenza- Image by U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command
A 1918 photo of physicians treating a patient with influenza- Image by U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command


Subcategories

  • Anesthesia - the pharmacologically-induced and reversible state of amnesia and loss of responsiveness, usually used to perform surgery or other procedures
  • Angioplasty - the technique of mechanically widening a restricted blood vessel, most often due to atherosclerosis
  • Biomarkers - a substance used as an indicator of a biological state
  • Brachytherapy - "short distance" therapy, also known as internal radiotherapy, a type of radiotherapy in which the radiation source is placed inside or next to the place of treatment
  • Cardiology - the medical specialty dealing with disorders of the heart
  • Defibrillation - the delivery of a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to a heart with cardiac arrhythmia or other ailments
  • Dentistry - the branch of medicine concerned with treatment and protection of the mouth
  • Electronic medical prescriptions - doctor's prescriptions delivered electronically
  • Fibrillation - the rapid, irregular and unsynchronized contraction of muscle fibers
  • Geriatrics - a sub-specialty of internal or family medicine which focuses on the treatment of elderly people
  • Gynaecology or gynecology, the medical specialty dealing with the health of the female reproductive organs
  • Hospitals - an institution for health care using specialized staff and equipment
  • Hyperthermia - an elevated body temperature due to failed thermoregulation
  • Neuromuscular stimulation - the use of electricity to create muscle contractions, often used to rehabilitate muscles
  • Neutron capture therapy - also known as Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT), an experimental form of radiotherapy that uses a neutron beam that interacts with boron injected into the patient
  • Noninvasive treatment - any medical procedure which does not break the skin or go beyond a body orifice
  • Oncology - the medical specialty dealing with the treatment of cancers and tumors
  • Orthotics - the medical specialty that uses braces to correct or support a limb or the torso
  • Pathology - the study and diagnosis of disease
  • Pediatrics - the medical specialty that deals with the care of infants, children, and adolescents
  • Surgery - the medical specialty that uses mechancial or instrumental techniques to diagnosis and treat diseases

Subcategories

This category has the following 8 subcategories, out of 8 total.

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