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cardiology

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noun car·di·ol·o·gy \ˌkär-dē-ˈä-lə-jē\

Simple Definition of cardiology

  • medical : the study of the heart and of diseases that affect the heart

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cardiology

  1. :  the study of the heart and its action and diseases

cardiological

play \-dē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

cardiologist

play \-dē-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun

Examples of cardiology in a sentence

  1. a doctor who specializes in cardiology



Did You Know?

The root card- (closely related to cord) shows up in many heart-related words. Cardiologists frequently find themselves studying cardiograms, the charts of heart activity, made by machines called cardiographs. Heart attacks, and deaths caused by them, have both declined as a result of better medical emergency procedures, cholesterol-lowering drugs, and a decline in smoking. But the factors likely to actually improve heart health, such as better diets and more cardiovascular exercise (exercise, such as running, that improves the heart and blood vessels), haven't made any progress at all. So we should all be prepared to perform *cardiopulmonary resuscitation * (an emergency procedure done on someone whose heart has stopped, to get the heart and lungs working again).

Origin and Etymology of cardiology

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1847


Medical Dictionary

cardiology

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noun car·di·ol·o·gy \ˌkärd-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of cardiology

plural

cardiologies

  1. :  the study of the heart and its action and diseases

cardiological

\-ē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play adjective

cardiologist

\-ē-ˈäl-ə-jəst\play noun




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