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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]


(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.


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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Boruta, "Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery in Gynecology," Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, vol.
Pauley becomes the fifth physician educator from the department of obstetrics and gynecology to be selected for the APGO scholars programs.
Majority of the respondents felt that posting of all outlets of obstetrics and gynecology (Wards, OPD, OT, labor room) are important.
Established in 2004, Conceive Gynecology & Fertility Centre was the first centre to offer in-vitro fertilization treatments in Sharjah and is currently one of the most well-known centres in the UAE.
There are still some precise and traditional indications for the use of spatreatment in gynecology, even though they have been reduced or limited by the extraordinary progress made in exploratory techniques and different medicosurgical treatments.
27 January 2012 - Chinese medical products distributor BioPharm Asia Inc (PINK:BFAR) said on Thursday it had signed a deal to acquire Xiamen Tongji Hospital, a 300-bed gynecology, obstetrics centre based in the Fujian province on the southeast coast of mainland China.
Dr Danielson is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2004).
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AMMAN (Star)--Dr Khaldoun Sharif, a Jordanian pioneer consultant in fertility, gynecology and obstetrics and Director of Istishari Fertility Center, is the author of 8 published books in gynecology and obstetrics.
In a 2004 survey of directors of obstetrics and gynecology residency programs, 51% of respondents said that their programs routinely provide abortion training (although residents may opt out if they have religious or moral objections), 39% that optional abortion training is available and 10% that their programs do not provide abortion training.
The Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) website reveals several medical centers in the United States and Canada have also established departmental websites (APGO, 2005).
The findings were reported in the January 2006 issue of The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.