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 [gi″nĕ-] , [jin″ĕ-kol´ah-je]
the study of diseases unique to women, especially those of the genital tract and breasts.

gy·ne·col·o·gy (GYN),

(gī'nĕ-kol'ŏ-jē, jin-ĕ-), Although the first syllable of this word is correctly pronounced jīn, it is often pronounced gīn, gĭn, or jĭn.
The medical specialty concerned with diseases of the female genital tract, as well as endocrinology and reproductive physiology of the female.
[gyneco- + G. logos, study]


/gy·ne·col·o·gy/ (-kol´ah-je) the branch of medicine dealing with diseases of the genital tract in women.


(gī′nĭ-kŏl′ə-jē, jĭn′ĭ-)
The branch of medicine dealing with health care for women, especially the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the female reproductive system.

gy′ne·co·log′i·cal (-kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), gy′ne·co·log′ic adj.
gy′ne·col′o·gist n.

gynecology (gyn)

[gī′nəkol′əjē, jī′-, jin′-]
Etymology: Gk, gyne + logos, science
the study of diseases of the female reproductive organs, including the breasts. Unlike most specialties in medicine, gynecology encompasses surgical and nonsurgical expertise. It is frequently studied and practiced in conjunction with obstetrics. Also spelled gynaecology. gynecologic, gynecological, adj.


The science of diagnosing and treating disorders of the female genital tract and reproductive system.


The specialty of health care that addresses the physiology and pathology of nonpregnant ♀. See Alternative gynecology, Urogynecology. Cf Obstetrics.


(GYN) (gī'nĕ-kol'ŏ-jē)
The medical specialty concerned with diseases of the female genital tract, as well as endocrinology and reproductive physiology of the female.
Synonym(s): gynaecology.
[gyneco- + G. logos, study]

Patient discussion about gynecology

Q. What is ovarian cyst and why is it painful? Is that pathological? Dangerous? Need information please.

A. don’t worry- ovarian cyst is usually a natural thin. It shouldn’t be of a problem. And if you need to hear it from a gynecologist:

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Sanfilippo is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, and Executive Director of the North American Society for Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology.
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This activity gives a concise review of basic concepts in obstetrics and gynecology and the information pertinent to diagnosis and treatment of conditions seen in everyday practice in the following areas: general gynecology, obstetrics, high-risk obstetrics, reproductive endocrinology, gynecologic oncology, women's primary health care, urogynecology, pelvic surgery, ultrasound review, infectious diseases, normal and abnormal pregnancy, and infertility.
Cain, MD, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants.
However, only specializing in obstetrics and gynecology and having more than 60% of patients accept HIV testing remained significant in multivariate analysis.
Bankowski (gynecology and obstetrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine) offers a case-based review addressing 48 different aspects of obstetrics and gynecology, from preventive care, pre- conception counseling, and reproductive endocrinology through menopause, cancer, and palliative care.
For instance, all public hospitals that offer obstetrics and gynecology residencies in New York City must now provide training in abortion methods, and the governor of California has signed into law, as part of a package of prochoice legislation, a similar measure covering state-supported residencies in California.
Peter Heyl, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk.
Cook Women's Health, a division of Cook Medical, the world's largest privately held medical device company today announced that the Bakri Postpartum Balloon has been recognized in publications issued by the world's two largest medical associations devoted to the practice of obstetrics and gynecology.
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), Sharing Responsibility: Women, Society and Abortion Worldwide, New York: AGI, 1999; and Stewart GK and Goldstein PJ, Therapeutic abortion in California: effects on septic abortion and maternal mortality, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1971, 37(4): 510-514.
Her primary appointment will be in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology where she will be director of human stem cell research.
Three in 10 women surveyed at a gynecology clinic in England said that they would not permit a medical student to perform an "intimate examination," regardless of the student's gender.