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[path-oh-fiz-ee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌpæθ oʊˌfɪz iˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun, Pathology
the physiology of abnormal or diseased organisms or their parts; the functional changes associated with a disease or syndrome.
Origin of pathophysiology
1950-55; patho- + physiology Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for pathophysiology
  • Adult obstructive sleep apnea: pathophysiology and diagnosis.
  • Endometriosis and infertility: pathophysiology and management.
  • pathophysiology of trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias.
  • Etiologies and pathophysiology satisfy only one part of medicine.
  • Although the pathophysiology is not exactly the same, ask runners who have had shin splints and they will tell you it's not fun.
Word Origin and History for pathophysiology

1952, from patho- + physiology.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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pathophysiology in Medicine

pathophysiology path·o·phys·i·ol·o·gy (pāth'ō-fĭz'ē-ŏl'ə-jē)

  1. The functional changes associated with or resulting from disease or injury.

  2. The study of such changes. Also called physiopathology.

path'o·phys'i·o·log'ic (-ə-lŏj'ĭk) or path'o·phys'i·o·log'i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
path'o·phys'i·ol'o·gist n.
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