Definitions for pathogenesisˌpæθ əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs; pəˈθɒdʒ ə ni
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word pathogenesis
the origination and development of a disease
The origin and development of a disease.
The mechanism whereby something causes a disease.
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.
Images & Illustrations of pathogenesis
Translations for pathogenesis
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for pathogenesis »
Find a translation for the pathogenesis definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these pathogenesis definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"pathogenesis." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 27 Nov. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/pathogenesis>.