Definitions for pathogenesisˌpæθ əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs; pəˈθɒdʒ ə ni

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word pathogenesis

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pathogenesis(noun)

    the origination and development of a disease

Wiktionary

  1. pathogenesis(Noun)

    The origin and development of a disease.

  2. pathogenesis(Noun)

    The mechanism whereby something causes a disease.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pathogenesis(noun)

    pathogeny

Freebase

  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.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hyon Choi:

    As a major natural antioxidant in the body, uric acid has been estimated to account for more than 50 percent of the antioxidant capacity of plasma, with these potentially neuro-protective properties, uric acid has been hypothesized to protect against oxidative stress, a prominent contributor to dopaminergic neuron degeneration in Parkinson's disease, which may also play an important role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.

Images & Illustrations of pathogenesis


Translations for pathogenesis

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for pathogenesis »

Translation

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?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"pathogenesis." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 12 Feb. 2016. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/pathogenesis>.

Are we missing a good definition for pathogenesis? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for pathogenesis:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.