pathophysiology
noun Date: 1947 the physiology of abnormal states; specifically the functional changes that accompany a particular syndrome or disease • pathophysiological or pathophysiologic adjective

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  • Pathophysiology — is the study of the disturbance of normal mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions, either caused by a disease, or resulting from a disease or abnormal syndrome, or condition that may not qualify to be called a disease. An alternate… …   Wikipedia

  • pathophysiology — (adj.) 1952, from PATHO (Cf. patho ) + PHYSIOLOGY (Cf. physiology) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pathophysiology — “+ noun Etymology: path + physiology : the physiology of abnormal states; specifically : the functional changes that accompany a particular syndrome or disease the pathophysiology of diabetes …   Useful english dictionary

  • pathophysiology — /path oh fiz ee ol euh jee/, n. Pathol. the physiology of abnormal or diseased organisms or their parts; the functional changes associated with a disease or syndrome. [1950 55; PATHO + PHYSIOLOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • pathophysiology — noun The physiological processes associated with disease or injury …   Wiktionary

  • Pathophysiology — Deranged function in an individual or an organ that is due to a disease. A pathophysiologic alteration is a change in function as distinguished from a structural defect. * * * Derangement of function seen in disease; alteration in function as… …   Medical dictionary

  • pathophysiology — noun Medicine the disordered physiological processes associated with disease or injury. Derivatives pathophysiologic adjective pathophysiological adjective pathophysiologically adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • pathophysiology — patho·physiology …   English syllables

  • pathophysiology — path•o•phys•i•ol•o•gy [[t]ˌpæθ oʊˌfɪz iˈɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. pat the physiology of abnormal or diseased organisms or their parts; the functional changes associated with a disease or syndrome • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • Pathophysiology of chronic fatigue syndrome — The pathogenesis of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is uncertain, but may involve multiple organ and body systems, including neurological, endocrinal and immunological factors.Nervous system factorsNeurological abnormalitiesCFS may involve… …   Wikipedia

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