The DocApp-Glossary provides basic information on health topics, symptoms, ailments, diseases, treatment methods associated with medical specialists. The informations are not complete and do not replace the doctor's visit.


Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders. Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of this speciality. Physicians practicing in this field are called gastroenterologists. They have usually completed about

General internal medicine

General medicine comprises a very wide range of medical know-how about disorders that can afflict all generations. Internal medicine or general medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Internal medicine are also called internists. <br/> <br/>Internists are skilled in the management of

General surgery and traumatology (Accident surgery)

In medicine, traumatology is the study of wounds and injuries caused by accidents or violence to a person, and the surgical therapy and repair of the damage. Traumatology is a branch of medicine. It is often considered a subset of surgery and in countries without the specialty of trauma surgery

Geriatrics (health care of elderly people)

Geriatrics or geriatric medicine[1] is a specialty that focuses on health care of elderly people.[2] It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. There is no set age at which patients may be under the care of a geriatrician or geriatric physician, a

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Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Gynecology is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive systems (vagina, uterus, and ovaries) and the breasts. The gynaecologist conducts regular preventive medical checkups, such as smear tests of the cervix (the mouth of the womb) and breast screening. He advises women of all ages on