internal medicine


Definition of internal medicine

: a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases not requiring surgery

Examples of internal medicine in a Sentence

a doctor who specializes in internal medicine
Recent Examples on the Web There are a few reasons why viruses and diseases can spread quickly on cruise ships, Richard Watkins, MD, an infectious disease physician and professor of internal medicine at the Northeast Ohio Medical University, tells Health. Korin Miller,, 30 Sep. 2021 Stephen Luby is an internal medicine physician and professor of medicine in infectious diseases at Stanford University. Abraar Karan, STAT, 22 Aug. 2021 Vikas Parekh, a professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan, said the same backsliding in Covid-19 cases is being seen around the world. Talal Ansari, WSJ, 13 July 2021 Gottlieb, 47, did a residency in internal medicine at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center and is currently a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Emma Stein, Detroit Free Press, 10 Aug. 2021 An expert on osteoporosis treatment and prevention would be a useful colleague for your internal medicine doctor to refer to. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 9 July 2021 One of those killed amid the fighting was Dr. Ayman Abu Al-Ouf, an internal medicine doctor who was overseeing the Covid-19 response at Gaza’s largest hospital, Al-Shifa. Raja Abdulrahim, WSJ, 18 May 2021 John was still in his residency when he was hired by St. Joseph's in 2013 as an attending physician in internal medicine. Karina Bland, The Arizona Republic, 9 May 2021 Their virtual guest was Uchechi Wosu, an internal medicine doctor in the Washington area, for an episode where the meal was actually a big breakfast of eggs and sausage. David Montgomery, Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of internal medicine

1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of internal medicine was in 1835

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6 Oct 2021

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“Internal medicine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of internal medicine

: the work of a doctor who treats diseases that do not require surgery

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Medical Definition of internal medicine

: a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of nonsurgical diseases abbreviation IM

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