symptomatology
pathology pa*thol"o*gy (-j[y^]), n.; pl. {pathologies} (-j[i^]z). [Gr. pa`qos a suffering, disease + -logy: cf. F. pathologie.] 1. (Med.) The science which treats of diseases, their nature, causes, progress, symptoms, etc. [1913 Webster]

Note: Pathology is general or special, according as it treats of disease or morbid processes in general, or of particular diseases; it is also subdivided into internal and external, or medical and surgical pathology. Its departments are {nosology}, {[ae]tiology}, {morbid anatomy}, {symptomatology}, and {therapeutics}, which treat respectively of the classification, causation, organic changes, symptoms, and cure of diseases. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) The condition of an organ, tissue, or fluid produced by disease. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Celluar pathology}, a theory that gives prominence to the vital action of cells in the healthy and diseased function of the body. --Virchow. [1913 Webster]


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  • symptomatology — (n.) 1798, from Mod.L. symptomatologia, from symptomat , stem of symptoma (see SYMPTOM (Cf. symptom)) + logia (see LOGY (Cf. logy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • symptomatology — [simp΄təm ə täl′ə jē] n. [ModL symptomatologia < Gr symptōma (gen. symptomatos), SYMPTOM + logia, LOGY] 1. symptoms of disease, collectively 2. all the symptoms of a given disease …   English World dictionary

  • symptomatology — noun Date: 1798 1. the symptom complex of a disease 2. a branch of medical science concerned with symptoms of diseases • symptomatological or symptomatologic adjective • symptomatologically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • symptomatology — /simp teuh meuh tol euh jee/, n. 1. the branch of medical science dealing with symptoms. 2. the collective symptoms of a patient or disease. Cf. syndrome. [1790 1800; < NL symptomatologia, equiv. to LL symptomat (s. of symptoma) SYMPTOM + o O +… …   Universalium

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