Definitions for pathophysiologyˌpæθ oʊˌfɪz iˈɒl ə dʒi
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
path•o•phys•i•ol•o•gyˌpæθ oʊˌfɪz iˈɒl ə dʒi(n.)
the physiology of abnormal or diseased organisms or their parts; the functional changes associated with a disease or syndrome.
Origin of pathophysiology:
The physiological processes associated with disease or injury.
Pathophysiology is a convergence of pathology with physiology. Pathology is the medical discipline that describes conditions typically observed during a disease state, whereas physiology is the biological discipline that describes processes or mechanisms operating within an organism. Pathology describes the abnormal or undesired condition, whereupon pathophysiology seeks to explain the physiological processes or mechanisms whereby such condition develops and progresses. Pathophysiology can also mean the functional changes associated with or resulting from disease or injury.
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