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MEDICAL

Use subjects in this section for scholarly works and/or for works aimed at medical or health care professionals.  For works aimed at nonprofessionals, use subjects in the HEALTH & FITNESS section.

Scholarly or professional works discussing diseases should be assigned subjects in this section that pertain to the branch of medicine that studies the disease in question (if no specific branch of medicine applies, use subjects in this section for the specific disease or type of disease): for example, a textbook about cancer would be assigned "MEDICAL / Oncology"; a clinical work on AIDS research would be assigned "MEDICAL / AIDS & HIV".  Subjects beginning with "HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases" are intended for popular works that discuss preventing or coping with a specific disease (or type of disease) and/or for popular works describing the experiences of people with a specific disease (or type of disease).

Use "MEDICAL / History" for works on the history of medicine and use "MEDICAL / Medical History & Records" for works dealing with the medical history and records of patients.

Use "MEDICAL / Nursing / Home & Community Care" for works on nursing that occurs outside of a traditional medical facility (either at a patient's home or within the community) and use "MEDICAL / Nursing Home Care" for works on nursing homes and nursing home care.

MED000000    MEDICAL / General

MED001000    MEDICAL / Acupuncture

MED002000    MEDICAL / Administration

MED022020    MEDICAL / AIDS & HIV

MED003000    MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General

MED003010    MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Emergency Medical Services

MED003020    MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Hypnotherapy

MED003070    MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Imaging Technologies

MED003090    MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Massage Therapy

MED003030    MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Medical Assistants

MED003100    MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Medical Coding & Billing

MED003040    MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Medical Technology

MED003050    MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Occupational Therapy

MED003060    MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Physical Therapy

MED003080    MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Respiratory Therapy

MED004000    MEDICAL / Alternative & Complementary Medicine

MED005000    MEDICAL / Anatomy

MED006000    MEDICAL / Anesthesiology

MED101000    MEDICAL / Atlases

MED007000    MEDICAL / Audiology & Speech Pathology

MED111000    MEDICAL / Bariatrics

MED008000    MEDICAL / Biochemistry

MED090000    MEDICAL / Biostatistics

MED009000    MEDICAL / Biotechnology

                      MEDICAL / Cancer see Oncology

MED010000    MEDICAL / Cardiology

MED011000    MEDICAL / Caregiving

MED012000    MEDICAL / Chemotherapy

MED013000    MEDICAL / Chiropractic

MED014000    MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine

                      MEDICAL / Communicable Diseases see Infectious Diseases

                      MEDICAL / Complementary Medicine see Alternative & Complementary Medicine

                      MEDICAL / Cosmetic Surgery see Surgery / Plastic & Cosmetic

MED015000    MEDICAL / Critical Care

MED016000    MEDICAL / Dentistry / General

MED016010    MEDICAL / Dentistry / Dental Assisting

MED016020    MEDICAL / Dentistry / Dental Hygiene

MED016080    MEDICAL / Dentistry / Dental Implants

MED016060    MEDICAL / Dentistry / Endodontics

MED016050    MEDICAL / Dentistry / Oral Surgery

MED016030    MEDICAL / Dentistry / Orthodontics

MED016040    MEDICAL / Dentistry / Periodontics

MED016090    MEDICAL / Dentistry / Practice Management

MED016070    MEDICAL / Dentistry / Prosthodontics

MED017000    MEDICAL / Dermatology

MED018000    MEDICAL / Diagnosis

MED019000    MEDICAL / Diagnostic Imaging / General

MED019010    MEDICAL / Diagnostic Imaging / Radiography

MED098000    MEDICAL / Diagnostic Imaging / Ultrasonography

MED020000    MEDICAL / Dictionaries & Terminology

MED021000    MEDICAL / Diet Therapy

MED022000    MEDICAL / Diseases

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Abdominal see Gastroenterology

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / AIDS & HIV see AIDS & HIV

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Bacterial see Infectious Diseases

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Brain see Neurology

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Cancer see Oncology

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Cardiopulmonary see Cardiology

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Cardiovascular see Cardiology

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Cerebrovascular see Neurology

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Communicable see Infectious Diseases

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Cutaneous see Dermatology

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Diabetes see Endocrinology & Metabolism

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Digestive Organs see Gastroenterology

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Endocrine Glands see Endocrinology & Metabolism

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Gastrointestinal see Gastroenterology

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Genetic see Genetics

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Genitourinary see Urology

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Immunological see Immunology

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Infectious see Infectious Diseases

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Neuromuscular see Anatomy or Neurology or Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation or Physiology

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Nutritional see Nutrition

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Respiratory see Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine

                      MEDICAL / Diseases / Viral see Infectious Diseases

MED023000    MEDICAL / Drug Guides

MED024000    MEDICAL / Education & Training

MED025000    MEDICAL / Embryology

MED026000    MEDICAL / Emergency Medicine

MED027000    MEDICAL / Endocrinology & Metabolism

MED028000    MEDICAL / Epidemiology

                      MEDICAL / Equipment see Instruments & Supplies

MED109000    MEDICAL / Essays

MED050000    MEDICAL / Ethics

MED112000    MEDICAL / Evidence-Based Medicine

MED029000    MEDICAL / Family & General Practice

MED030000    MEDICAL / Forensic Medicine

MED031000    MEDICAL / Gastroenterology

                      MEDICAL / General Practice see Family & General Practice

MED107000    MEDICAL / Genetics

MED032000    MEDICAL / Geriatrics

MED033000    MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics

MED034000    MEDICAL / Healing

MED035000    MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery

MED036000    MEDICAL / Health Policy

MED037000    MEDICAL / Health Risk Assessment

                      MEDICAL / Hearing see Audiology & Speech Pathology 

MED038000    MEDICAL / Hematology

MED114000    MEDICAL / Hepatology

MED110000    MEDICAL / Histology

MED039000    MEDICAL / History

MED040000    MEDICAL / Holistic Medicine

MED041000    MEDICAL / Home Care

                      MEDICAL / Hospice Care see Terminal Care

MED043000    MEDICAL / Hospital Administration & Care

MED044000    MEDICAL / Immunology

                      MEDICAL / Industrial Medicine see Occupational & Industrial Medicine

MED115000    MEDICAL / Infection Control

MED022090    MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases

MED108000    MEDICAL / Instruments & Supplies

MED045000    MEDICAL / Internal Medicine

                      MEDICAL / Iridology see Alternative & Complementary Medicine

MED047000    MEDICAL / Laboratory Medicine

MED048000    MEDICAL / Lasers in Medicine

MED113000    MEDICAL / Long-Term Care

MED049000    MEDICAL / Medicaid & Medicare

                      MEDICAL / Medical Ethics see Ethics

MED051000    MEDICAL / Medical History & Records

MED102000    MEDICAL / Mental Health

                      MEDICAL / Metabolism see Endocrinology & Metabolism

MED052000    MEDICAL / Microbiology

                      MEDICAL / Mind-Body Medicine (Psychoneuroimmunology) see Alternative & Complementary Medicine

                      MEDICAL / Naturopathy see HEALTH & FITNESS / Naturopathy

                      MEDICAL / Neonatology see Perinatology & Neonatology

MED055000    MEDICAL / Nephrology

MED056000    MEDICAL / Neurology

MED057000    MEDICAL / Neuroscience

                      MEDICAL / Neurosurgery see Surgery / Neurosurgery

MED091000    MEDICAL / Nosology

                      MEDICAL / Nuclear Medicine see Radiology, Radiotherapy & Nuclear Medicine

MED058000    MEDICAL / Nursing / General

MED058010    MEDICAL / Nursing / Anesthesia

MED058020    MEDICAL / Nursing / Assessment & Diagnosis

MED058030    MEDICAL / Nursing / Critical & Intensive Care

MED058040    MEDICAL / Nursing / Emergency

MED058050    MEDICAL / Nursing / Fundamentals & Skills

MED058060    MEDICAL / Nursing / Gerontology

MED058070    MEDICAL / Nursing / Home & Community Care

MED058100    MEDICAL / Nursing / LPN & LVN

MED058110    MEDICAL / Nursing / Management & Leadership

MED058120    MEDICAL / Nursing / Maternity, Perinatal, Women's Health

MED058220    MEDICAL / Nursing / Medical & Surgical

MED058140    MEDICAL / Nursing / Nurse & Patient

MED058150    MEDICAL / Nursing / Nutrition

MED058160    MEDICAL / Nursing / Oncology & Cancer

MED058230    MEDICAL / Nursing / Palliative Care

MED058080    MEDICAL / Nursing / Pediatric & Neonatal

MED058170    MEDICAL / Nursing / Pharmacology

MED058180    MEDICAL / Nursing / Psychiatric & Mental Health

MED058190    MEDICAL / Nursing / Reference

MED058200    MEDICAL / Nursing / Research & Theory

MED058090    MEDICAL / Nursing / Social, Ethical & Legal Issues

MED058210    MEDICAL / Nursing / Test Preparation & Review (see also STUDY AIDS / NCLEX)

MED059000    MEDICAL / Nursing Home Care

MED060000    MEDICAL / Nutrition

                      MEDICAL / Obstetrics see Gynecology & Obstetrics

MED061000    MEDICAL / Occupational & Industrial Medicine

MED062000    MEDICAL / Oncology

MED063000    MEDICAL / Ophthalmology

MED064000    MEDICAL / Optometry

                      MEDICAL / Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery see Surgery / Oral & Maxillofacial

MED065000    MEDICAL / Orthopedics

MED092000    MEDICAL / Osteopathy

MED066000    MEDICAL / Otorhinolaryngology

MED093000    MEDICAL / Pain Medicine

MED103000    MEDICAL / Parasitology

MED067000    MEDICAL / Pathology

MED068000    MEDICAL / Pathophysiology

                      MEDICAL / Patients see Physician & Patient

MED094000    MEDICAL / Pediatric Emergencies

MED069000    MEDICAL / Pediatrics

MED070000    MEDICAL / Perinatology & Neonatology

MED071000    MEDICAL / Pharmacology

MED072000    MEDICAL / Pharmacy

MED073000    MEDICAL / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

MED074000    MEDICAL / Physician & Patient

MED104000    MEDICAL / Physicians

MED075000    MEDICAL / Physiology

                      MEDICAL / Plastic Surgery see Surgery / Plastic & Cosmetic

MED100000    MEDICAL / Podiatry

MED095000    MEDICAL / Practice Management & Reimbursement

MED076000    MEDICAL / Preventive Medicine

MED077000    MEDICAL / Prosthesis

MED105000    MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General

MED105010    MEDICAL / Psychiatry / Child & Adolescent

MED105020    MEDICAL / Psychiatry / Psychopharmacology

MED078000    MEDICAL / Public Health

MED079000    MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine

MED080000    MEDICAL / Radiology, Radiotherapy & Nuclear Medicine

MED081000    MEDICAL / Reference

                      MEDICAL / Reimbursement see Practice Management & Reimbursement

MED082000    MEDICAL / Reproductive Medicine & Technology

MED106000    MEDICAL / Research

MED083000    MEDICAL / Rheumatology

                      MEDICAL / Speech Pathology see Audiology & Speech Pathology

MED084000    MEDICAL / Sports Medicine

                      MEDICAL / Supplies see Instruments & Supplies

MED085000    MEDICAL / Surgery / General

MED085060    MEDICAL / Surgery / Colon & Rectal

MED085080    MEDICAL / Surgery / Laparoscopic & Robotic

MED085010    MEDICAL / Surgery / Neurosurgery

MED085020    MEDICAL / Surgery / Oral & Maxillofacial

                      MEDICAL / Surgery / Orthopedic see Orthopedics

MED085030    MEDICAL / Surgery / Plastic & Cosmetic

MED085040    MEDICAL / Surgery / Thoracic

MED085070    MEDICAL / Surgery / Transplant

MED085050    MEDICAL / Surgery / Vascular

MED042000    MEDICAL / Terminal Care

MED086000    MEDICAL / Test Preparation & Review

                      MEDICAL / Thoracic Medicine see Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine

MED096000    MEDICAL / Toxicology

MED087000    MEDICAL / Transportation

MED097000    MEDICAL / Tropical Medicine

MED088000    MEDICAL / Urology

MED089000    MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General

MED089010    MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Equine

MED089020    MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal

MED089030    MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Small Animal

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