Hematology is American word for Haematology.
The entry for this is reproduced below using American English spellings:
Hematology is the medical specialty concerned with the study of blood, the tissues that produce blood, and abnormalities, diseases, and disorders associated with blood.
This medical discipline is relatively modern because the cellular composition of blood could not be effectively studied until the invention of the microscope. The microscopic study of blood was first attempted and documented in modern detail by Leeuwenhoak (1632-1723) who identified erythrocytes. Leucocytes and thrombocytes were discovered later, after improvements in the quality of lenses.
- A medical specialist in the field of hematology is called a hematologist.
- The adjective used to refer to hematology is hematological.
Links to related areas of this website:
- Study: The Blood Clotting Mechanism
- Study: Blood Pressure
- Glossary section: Blood Vessels
- Glossary section: Components of Blood (Types of Blood Cells)
- Glossary section: Medical Specialties
- Glossary section: General Medical Terms