(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. physician, surgeon; learned man, sage. See remedy.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A medical practitioner]
Syn. Doctor of Medicine, M.D., physician, surgeon, family doctor, country doctor, medical attendant, specialist, consultant, intern, resident, house physician, homeopath, primary-care physician, quack*, veterinarian, animal doctor, vet*, doc*, sawbones*, bones*, medico*, croaker*.
Types of doctors include: heart specialist; eye, ear, nose, and throat specialist; respiratory specialist, family doctor, general practitioner, G.P.; anesthetist, anesthesiologist, dentist, podiatrist, internist, pediatrician, neonatologist, oculist, obstetrician, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, public health physician, surgeon, orthopedist, gynecologist, radiologist, neurologist, cardiologist, gerontologist, pathologist, dermatologist, endocrinologist, ophthalmologist, laryngologist, urologist, neurologist, osteopath, oncologist, gastroenterologist, allergist, proctologist, hematologist, diathermist, radiothermist; orthopedic surgeon, cardiac surgeon, heart surgeon, plastic surgeon; see dentist , medicine 3 . Alternates to a doctor include: physician's assistant, midwife, chiropractor, acupuncturist, health-care provider, therapist, Christian Science practitioner, faith healer, witch doctor, shaman, medicine man.
2. [A holder of a doctoral degree]
Syn. Ph.D., Ed.D., expert, professor, student; see also degree 3 , professor , scholar 2 , scientist .
1. [[To treat]
Syn. attend, minister to, medicate; see treat 3 .
2. [To change deceptively]
Syn. tamper with, falsify, adulterate, alter; see adulterate , corrupt 2 , disguise .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
physician, medical practitioner, M.D., general practitioner, osteopath, homeopath, medic, intern, specialist, resident, medicine man, healer, *doc, *pill pusher, *bones, *sawbones, *quack, witch doctor. ''An angel when he comes to cure, a devil when he asks for pay.''—English proverb. ''Death's pilot-fish.''—G.D. Prentice. ''The flower of our civilization.''—Robert Louis Stevenson.
ambulance attendant: paramedic, emergency medical technician (EMT)
anesthesia administrator: anesthetist, anesthesiologist
animals: veterinarian
association: American Medical Association, AMA
bone, joint and muscle specialist: orthopedist
children’s: pediatrician
digestive system: gastroenterologist
disease authority: pathologist
drug authority: pharmacologist
ear, nose and throat specialist: otolaryngologist
epidemic authority: epidemiologist
eye: ophthalmologist
feeling patient’s body with hands to aid diagnosis: palpation
foot: podiatrist
heart: cardiologist
hormone specialist: endocrinologist
knee hammer: percussor
listening for body sounds through stethoscope: auscultation
manipulator of bones and spine: chiropractor
medical examiner: coroner
mental disorders: psychiatrist
national health chief: Surgeon General
nervous system: neurologist
newborns: neonatologist
oath of: Hippocratic oath
prayer, cures by: faith healer
pregnancy and birth: obstetrician
radiology: radiologist
rectum, anus: proctologist
skin: dermatologist
tapping chest, back, abdomen, aid in diagnosis: percussion
trainee: intern
tumor specialist: oncologist
urinary tract, kidneys, prostate: urologist
women’s reproductive system: gynecologist
1. mend fix, treat, repair, attend, nurse, medicate, *patch up.
2. alter tamper with, falsify, change, distort, adulterate.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. Informal. To give medical aid to: treat. See HEALTH, HELP. 2. To restore to proper condition or functioning: fix, fix up, mend, overhaul, patch, repair1, revamp, right. Idiom: set right. See HELP. 3. To impart a false character to (something) by alteration: fabricate, fake, falsify, fictionalize, Actionize. See TRUE. 4. To make impure or inferior by deceptively adding foreign substances: adulterate, debase, load, sophisticate. See CLEAN.

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