- heart), endocrinology (hormone disorders), hematology (blood disorders), infectious diseases, gastroenterology (diseases of the gut), nephrology (kidney diseases), oncology (cancer), pulmonology (lung disorders), and rheumatology (arthritis and musculoskeletal disorders).
* * *internal medicine n a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of nonsurgical diseases abbr. IM
* * *the medical specialty dealing especially with the diagnosis and medical treatment of diseases and disorders of the internal structures of the human body.
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