What does Pathology mean?

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pəˈθɒl ə dʒiPathol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pathologynoun

    the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases

  2. pathologynoun

    any deviation from a healthy or normal condition

Wiktionary

  1. pathologynoun

    The branch of medicine concerned with the study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences.

  2. pathologynoun

    Any deviation from a healthy or normal condition; abnormality.

  3. Etymology: From and.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PATHOLOGYnoun

    That part of medicine which relates to the distemper, with their differences, causes and effects incident to the human body. John Quincy

    Etymology: πάϑος and λέγω; pathologie, Fr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pathologynoun

    the science which treats of diseases, their nature, causes, progress, symptoms, etc

  2. Etymology: [Gr. pa`qos a suffering, disease + -logy: cf. F. pathologie.]

Freebase

  1. Pathology

    Pathology is the precise study and diagnosis of disease. The word pathology is from Ancient Greek πάθος, pathos which may be translated into English as either "experience" or "suffering". and -λογία, -logia, "An account of" or "the study of". Pathologization, to pathologize, refers to the process of defining a condition or behavior as pathological, e.g. pathological gambling. Pathologies is synonymous with diseases. The suffix "path" is used to indicate a disease, e.g. psychopath. Pathology addresses four components of disease: cause/etiology, mechanisms of development, structural alterations of cells, and the consequences of changes. Pathology is further separated into divisions, based on either the system being studied or the focus of the examination.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pathology

    pa-thol′o-ji, n. science of the nature, causes, and remedies of diseases: the whole of the morbid conditions in a disease.—adjs. Patholog′ic, -al.—adv. Patholog′ically.—ns. Pathol′ogist, one versed in pathology; Pathophō′bia, morbid dread of disease. [Fr.,—Gr. pathos, suffering, logos, discourse.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pathology

    A specialty concerned with the nature and cause of disease as expressed by changes in cellular or tissue structure and function caused by the disease process.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pathology in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pathology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Pathology in a Sentence

  1. Rita Wilson:

    A friend who had had breast cancer suggested I get a second opinion on my pathology and my gut told me that was the thing to do.

  2. Rudy Tanzi:

    It's possible that APOE4 either increases amyloid burden in women more than men. Or, perhaps, once amyloid accumulates, it leads to a fast cascade of pathology and neurodegenration in women versus men.

  3. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil:

    Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology.

  4. Rudy Tanzi:

    It's all about hitting the right person with the right drug, at the right time in the course of their disease, many people may not know this, but after 40 years old, just about all of us start to build up the initiating pathology of Alzheimer's, which is amyloid plaque in the brain and the neurofibrillary tangles.

  5. Rudy Tanzi:

    The most interesting aspect of the study is that APOE4 differentiated women from men, it's possible that APOE4 either increases amyloid burden in women more than men. Or, perhaps, once amyloid accumulates, it leads to a fast cascade of pathology and neurodegenration in women versus men.

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