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BISAC Subject Headings List, Medical

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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 a subject beginning with "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 headings under 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 / Cosmetic & Reconstructive

 

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 headings under 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

 

MED116000 MEDICAL / Environmental Health *

 

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

 

MED117000 MEDICAL / Informatics *

 

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

 

MED118000 MEDICAL / Military Medicine *

 

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

 

MED058240 MEDICAL / Nursing / Care Plans *

 

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 / General

 

MED062010 MEDICAL / Oncology / Breast Cancer *

 

MED062020 MEDICAL / Oncology / Leukemia & Lymphoma *

 

MED062030 MEDICAL / Oncology / Lung Cancer *

 

MED062040 MEDICAL / Oncology / Pediatric *

 

MED062050 MEDICAL / Oncology / Prostate Cancer *

 

MED062060 MEDICAL / Oncology / Skin Cancer *

 

MED063000 MEDICAL / Ophthalmology

 

MED064000 MEDICAL / Optometry

 

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

 

MED065000 MEDICAL / Orthopedics

 

MED092000 MEDICAL / Osteopathy

 

MED066000 MEDICAL / Otolaryngology

 

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 / Cosmetic & Reconstructive

 

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

 

MED119000 MEDICAL / Sleep Medicine *

 

MEDICAL / Speech Pathology see Audiology & Speech Pathology

 

MED084000 MEDICAL / Sports Medicine

 

  MEDICAL / Supplies see Instruments & Supplies

 

MED085000 MEDICAL / Surgery / General

 

MED085090 MEDICAL / Surgery / Abdominal *

 

MED085040 MEDICAL / Surgery / Cardiothoracic

 

MED085060 MEDICAL / Surgery / Colon & Rectal

 

MED085030 MEDICAL / Surgery / Cosmetic & Reconstructive

 

MED085100 MEDICAL / Surgery / Eye *

 

MED085080 MEDICAL / Surgery / Laparoscopic & Robotic

 

MED085010 MEDICAL / Surgery / Neurosurgery

 

MED085110 MEDICAL / Surgery / Oncology *

 

MED085020 MEDICAL / Surgery / Oral & Maxillofacial

 

MED085120 MEDICAL / Surgery / Orthopedic *

 

MED085130 MEDICAL / Surgery / Otolaryngology *

 

MED085140 MEDICAL / Surgery / Pediatric *

 

MED085150 MEDICAL / Surgery / Reproductive & Urological *

 

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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