Definitions for pathogenesisˌpæθ əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs; pəˈθɒdʒ ə ni

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  1. pathogenesis(noun)

    the origination and development of a disease


  1. pathogenesis(Noun)

    The origin and development of a disease.

  2. pathogenesis(Noun)

    The mechanism whereby something causes a disease.

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  1. Pathogenesis(noun)



  1. Pathogenesis

    The pathogenesis of a disease is the mechanism that causes the disease. The term can also describe the origin and development of the disease, and whether it is acute, chronic, or recurrent. The word comes from the Greek pathos and genesis. Types of pathogenesis include microbial infection, inflammation, malignancy and tissue breakdown. Most diseases are caused by multiple processes. For example, certain cancers arise from dysfunction of the immune system. Often, a potential etiology is identified by epidemiological observations before a pathological link can be drawn between the cause and the disease.

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