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

Other Words from pathophysiology

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

Examples of pathophysiology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The program curriculum is 93 credit hours, which includes core graduate nursing courses, advanced physiology and pathophysiology, chemistry, physics, pharmacology, health assessment and principles of anesthesiology. Megan Becka, cleveland, 18 July 2022 The goals of the study are to better understand the rate, subtypes, risk factors, and pathophysiology of long COVID, as well as ways to treat and prevent the syndrome. Alyssa Hui,, 28 Mar. 2022 Thus, a picture of the pathophysiology of FND patients is slowly emerging. Diana Kwon, Scientific American, 1 Nov. 2020 Caring for patients with Covid-19 involves learning about a single disease in the setting of rapid updates in information about pathophysiology and treatment. Susan Haas, STAT, 6 Aug. 2020 Although most experts admit that our knowledge of the pathophysiology of this disease remains largely hidden to us, the instinct to shut down dissenting views is a strong as ever. Pradheep J. Shanker, National Review, 28 Apr. 2020 This exemplifies a very good reason to ensure that whomever is recommending your cosmetic treatments has a thorough understanding of the anatomy and pathophysiology of the skin to ensure your safety. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 Nov. 2019 Although radiologists are experts at imaging pattern recognition, a large fraction of the work involves understanding the pathophysiology of disease so images can be interpreted correctly. Gary Marcus, STAT, 23 Oct. 2019 The pathophysiology of migraines is complex and not yet completely understood, Dr. Green explains. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 25 Jan. 2019 See More

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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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“Pathophysiology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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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 pathophysiology (audio) \ or pathophysiologic \ -​ik How to pronounce pathophysiology (audio) \ adjective
pathophysiologist \ -​ē-​ˈäl-​ə-​jəst How to pronounce pathophysiology (audio) \ noun

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