pathophysiology

noun
path·​o·​phys·​i·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌpa-thō-ˌfi-zē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce pathophysiology (audio) \

Definition of pathophysiology

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

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Other Words from pathophysiology

pathophysiological \ ˌpa-​thō-​ˌfi-​zē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce pathophysiological (audio) \ or pathophysiologic \ ˌpa-​thō-​ˌfi-​zē-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce pathophysiologic (audio) \ adjective

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The pathophysiology of migraines is complex and not yet completely understood, Dr. Green explains. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "How to Tell if Your 'Caffeine Withdrawal Headaches' Are Actually Migraines," 25 Jan. 2019 Luckily, there are plenty of medications designed to help target asthma’s pathophysiology and stop your airways from freaking out. Korin Miller, SELF, "Hey, Biology Buffs, Here’s Exactly How Asthma Works in the Human Body," 20 July 2018

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First Known Use of pathophysiology

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pathophysiology

probably borrowed from German Pathophysiologie, from patho- patho- + Physiologie physiology

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The first known use of pathophysiology was in 1925

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pathophysiology

noun
patho·​phys·​i·​ol·​o·​gy | \ -ˌfiz-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce pathophysiology (audio) \
plural pathophysiologies

Medical Definition of pathophysiology

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

Other Words from pathophysiology

pathophysiological \ -​ē-​ə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce pathophysiological (audio) \ or pathophysiologic \ -​ik How to pronounce pathophysiologic (audio) \ adjective
pathophysiologist \ -​ē-​ˈäl-​ə-​jəst How to pronounce pathophysiologist (audio) \ noun

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