internal medicine

noun

: 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 And in other categories, the school’s ranking has risen since 2020 — for example to seventh from 10th in internal medicine and sixth from 12th in pediatrics. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 30 May 2024 Now an internal medicine doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Simon sees more adult patients who have never been to a dentist, including people hospitalized with life-threatening sepsis that resulted from an untended dental infection. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, 20 May 2024 Monaco is the team physician for the Kansas City Chiefs, specializing in internal medicine. Ilana Arougheti, Kansas City Star, 11 May 2024 At the time of her diagnosis, Dr. Nix was 28 years old and in her third and final year of her internal medicine core residency. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 9 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for internal medicine 

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of internal medicine was in 1835

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“Internal medicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/internal%20medicine. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

internal medicine

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

Medical Definition

internal medicine

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

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