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pathophysiology

[path-oh-fiz-ee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌpæθ oʊˌfɪz iˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun, Pathology
1.
the physiology of abnormal or diseased organisms or their parts; the functional changes associated with a disease or syndrome.
Origin of pathophysiology
1950-1955
1950-55; patho- + physiology
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Word Origin and History for pathophysiology
adj.

1952, from patho- + physiology.

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pathophysiology in Medicine

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

  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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