noun Pathology.

the physiology of abnormal or diseased organisms or their parts; the functional changes associated with a disease or syndrome.

Origin of pathophysiology

First recorded in 1950–55; patho- + physiology Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for pathophysiology

1952, from patho- + physiology.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

pathophysiology in Medicine




The functional changes associated with or resulting from disease or injury.
The study of such changes.physiopathology
Related formspath′o•phys′i•o•logic (-ə-lŏjĭk) null adj.path′o•phys′i•olo•gist n.
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