internal medicine


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

Example Sentences

a doctor who specializes in internal medicine
Recent Examples on the Web Nesochi Okeke-Igbokwe, a health expert and CEO of the Dr. Nesochi LLC internal medicine practice, said via email. Edward Segal, Forbes, 9 Oct. 2022 Mate himself had to confront uncomfortable data from his own internal medicine practice showing racial disparities in pain management and treatment of hypertension. Usha Lee Mcfarling, STAT, 25 Aug. 2022 Bible, a book summarizing all of internal medicine in microscript. Ricardo Nuila, The New Yorker, 9 Mar. 2023 But not everyone who has the flu will get a fever, says Ryan Mire, an internal medicine physician in Nashville, Tenn., and president of the American College of Physicians. Andrea Petersen, WSJ, 9 Jan. 2023 In Fort Bend County near Houston, Suleman Lalani — an internal medicine physician who immigrated to the U.S. from Pakistan in the early 1990s — defeated Republican Dan Mathews by a wide margin. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 9 Nov. 2022 In 2019, internal medicine physician Lydia Kang teamed up with librarian and historian Nate Pedersen on a potential book. Molly Glick, Discover Magazine, 16 Nov. 2021 Polyclonal antibodies attack several parts of the coronavirus, unlike monoclonal antibody treatments that just attach to the virus’ spike protein, said Dr. Mamta Jain, UT Southwestern professor of internal medicine. Dallas News, 4 Jan. 2022 For over two decades, Dr. Benya has been a premiere internal medicine doctor for high-profile patients worldwide. Soulaima Gourani, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of internal medicine was in 1835

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Cite this Entry

“Internal medicine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

internal medicine

: a branch of medicine that deals with diseases not requiring surgery

Medical Definition

internal medicine

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

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