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What are medical specialties?

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April 09, 2013 10:23PM

Branches of medicine that concentrate on the physiology and diseases ofor injuries to particular systems within the body.

For example, Cardiology is concerned with the heart and circulatory system, a Dentist treats tooth and gum problems. (The clues are the Latin roots in the titles.)

A curiosity about the spelling: the British word is "specialities" - with a central i - but the UK's National Health Service seems to have adopted the American spelling as in thequestion, for some reason.