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pathophysiology

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noun path·o·phys·i·ol·o·gy \ˌpa-thō-ˌfi-zē-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of pathophysiology

  1. :  the physiology of abnormal states; specifically :  the functional changes that accompany a particular syndrome or disease

pathophysiological play \-zē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ or pathophysiologic play \-jik\ adjective


1947

First Known Use of pathophysiology

1947


Medical Dictionary

pathophysiology

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noun patho·phys·i·ol·o·gy \-ˌfiz-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of pathophysiology

plural pathophysiologies

  1. :  the physiology of abnormal states; specifically :  the functional changes that accompany a particular syndrome or disease

pathophysiological \-ē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play or pathophysiologic \-ik\play adjective
pathophysiologist \-ē-ˈäl-ə-jəst\play noun



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