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pathophysiology

[path-oh-fiz-ee-ol-uh-jee]
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noun Pathology.
  1. the physiology of abnormal or diseased organisms or their parts; the functional changes associated with a disease or syndrome.
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Origin of pathophysiology

First recorded in 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

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