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pa·thol·o·gy

 (pă-thŏl′ə-jē)
n. pl. pa·thol·o·gies
1. The scientific study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences. Also called pathobiology.
2. The anatomic or functional manifestations of a disease: the pathology of cancer.
3. A departure or deviation from a normal condition: "Neighborhoods plagued by a self-perpetuating pathology of joblessness, welfare dependency, crime" (Time).

pa·thol′o·gist n.

pathology

(pəˈθɒlədʒɪ)
n, pl -gies
1. (Medicine) the branch of medicine concerned with the cause, origin, and nature of disease, including the changes occurring as a result of disease
2. (Medicine) the manifestations of disease, esp changes occurring in tissues or organs
3. any variant or deviant condition from normal
paˈthologist n

pa•thol•o•gy

(pəˈθɒl ə dʒi)

n., pl. -gies.
1. the science or the study of the origin, nature, and course of diseases.
2. the conditions and processes of a disease.
3. any deviation from a healthy, normal, or efficient condition.
[1590–1600; earlier pathologia < Latin < Greek pathología. See patho-, -logy]
pa•thol′o•gist, n.

pa·thol·o·gy

(pə-thŏl′ə-jē)
1. The scientific study of disease and its causes, processes, and effects.
2. The physical changes in the body and its functioning as a result of illness or disease.

pathology

1. the branch of medical science that studies the origin, nature, and course of diseases.
2. the conditions and processes of a disease. — pathologist, n. — pathologic, pathological, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
the branch of medicine that specializes in the study of disease. — pathologist, n.
See also: Medical Specialties

pathology

The branch of medicine that deals with the nature and causes of diseases.
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Noun1.pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseasespathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
spasm - (pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel)
strangulation - (pathology) constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid; "strangulation of the intestine"
jactation, jactitation - (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness
nebula - (pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea
verruca, wart - (pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus
plaque - (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
bleb, bulla, blister - (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
excrescence - (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body
medical science - the science of dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease
palaeopathology, paleopathology - the study of disease of former times (as inferred from fossil evidence)
shock - (pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells; characterized by reduced cardiac output and rapid heartbeat and circulatory insufficiency and pallor; "loss of blood is an important cause of shock"
insufficiency - (pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally
growth - (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
cold gangrene, dry gangrene, mumification necrosis, mummification - (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color
clostridial myonecrosis, emphysematous gangrene, emphysematous phlegmon, gangrenous emphysema, gas gangrene, gas phlegmon, progressive emphysematous necrosis - (pathology) a deadly form of gangrene usually caused by clostridium bacteria that produce toxins that cause tissue death; can be used as a bioweapon
irritation - (pathology) abnormal sensitivity to stimulation; "any food produced irritation of the stomach"
amyloid - (pathology) a waxy translucent complex protein resembling starch that results from degeneration of tissue
incubation - (pathology) the phase in the development of an infection between the time a pathogen enters the body and the time the first symptoms appear
active - tending to become more severe or wider in scope; "active tuberculosis"
inactive - (pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly
functional - involving or affecting function rather than physiology; "functional deafness"
organic - involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs; "an organic disease"
specific - being or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition; used also of stains or dyes used in making microscope slides; "quinine is highly specific for malaria"; "a specific remedy"; "a specific stain is one having a specific affinity for particular structural elements"
nonspecific - not caused by a specific agent; used also of staining in making microscope slides; "nonspecific enteritis"
benign - not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor)
malignant - dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
2.pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
acidosis - abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
alkalosis - abnormally high alkalinity (low hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
anchylosis, ankylosis - abnormal adhesion and rigidity of the bones of a joint
arteriectasia, arteriectasis - an abnormal distension of an artery
arthropathy - a pathology or abnormality of a joint
asynergia, asynergy - absence of coordination of organs or body parts that usually work together harmoniously
asystole, cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary arrest - absence of systole; failure of the ventricles of the heart to contract (usually caused by ventricular fibrillation) with consequent absence of the heart beat leading to oxygen lack and eventually to death
diverticulosis - presence of multiple diverticula in the walls of the colon
flux - excessive discharge of liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea)
health problem, ill health, unhealthiness - a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
fluorosis - a pathological condition resulting from an excessive intake of fluorine (usually from drinking water)
gammopathy - a disturbance in the synthesis of immunoglobulins; proteins having antibody activity increase greatly in the blood
glossolalia - repetitive nonmeaningful speech (especially that associated with a trance state or religious fervor)
angiopathy - any disease of the blood vessels or lymph ducts
aphagia - loss of the ability to swallow
stenosis, stricture - abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway
atherogenesis - the formation of atheromas on the walls of the arteries as in atherosclerosis
ascites - accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity
azymia - absence of an enzyme
bacteremia, bacteriaemia, bacteriemia - transient presence of bacteria (or other microorganisms) in the blood
induration, sclerosis - any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
lipomatosis - pathology in which fat accumulates in lipomas in the body
lithiasis - the formation of stones (calculi) in an internal organ
cartilaginification - abnormal formation of cartilage from other tissues; observed in some Asians
cyst - a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure
adenomyosis, endometriosis - the presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus; causes premenstrual pain and dysmenorrhea
adhesion - abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen
bronzed diabetes, hemochromatosis, iron overload, iron-storage disease - pathology in which iron accumulates in the tissues; characterized by bronzed skin and enlarged liver and diabetes mellitus and abnormalities of the pancreas and the joints
infarct, infarction - localized necrosis resulting from obstruction of the blood supply
macrocytosis - the presence of macrocytes in the blood
fibrosis - development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ
malacia - a state of abnormal softening of tissue
mastopathy, mazopathy - any pathology of the breast
neuropathy - any pathology of the peripheral nerves
myopathy - any pathology of the muscles that is not attributable to nerve dysfunction
osteoporosis - abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium; most common in postmenopausal women
priapism - condition in which the penis is continually erect; usually painful and seldom with sexual arousal
demineralisation, demineralization - abnormal loss of mineral salts (especially from bone)
pyorrhea, pyorrhoea - discharge of pus
azotaemia, azotemia, uraemia, uremia - accumulation in the blood of nitrogenous waste products (urea) that are usually excreted in the urine
azoturia - excess of urea in the urine
lesion - any localized abnormal structural change in a bodily part
lymphadenopathy - chronic abnormal enlargement of the lymph nodes (usually associated with disease)
gangrene, slough, sphacelus - necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
hyperbilirubinemia - abnormally high amounts of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood
palilalia - a pathological condition in which a word is rapidly and involuntarily repeated
reflux - an abnormal backward flow of body fluids
otorrhea - discharge from the external ear
Translations
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病理学
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pathology

[pəˈθɒlədʒɪ] Npatología f

pathology

[pəˈθɒlədʒi] npathologie f

pathology

n (science) → Pathologie f; the pathology of a diseasedas Krankheitsbild

pathology

[pəˈθɒlədʒɪ] npatologia

pathology

(pəˈθolədʒi) noun
the science of diseases.
paˈthologist noun
ˌpathoˈlogical adjective
ˌpathoˈlogically adverb

pa·thol·o·gy

n. patología, ciencia que estudia la naturaleza y causa de las enfermedades.

pathology

n patología, estudio de los tejidos y líquidos corporales con fines diagnósticos; anatomic — anatomía patológica; speech language — (form), speech — logopedia (form), fonoaudiología, terapia del lenguaje, terapia del habla (esp. Mex)
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Agatha, having finished her book by dint of extensive skipping, proceeded to study pathology from a volume of clinical lectures.
I used my knowledge of this phase of spiritual pathology, and set down a rule that she should not be present with Lucy, or think of her illness more than was absolutely required.
Winner of the Jackson prize for Comparative Pathology,
After I had graduated I continued to devote myself to research, occupying a minor position in King's College Hospital, and I was fortunate enough to excite considerable interest by my research into the pathology of catalepsy, and finally to win the Bruce Pinkerton prize and medal by the monograph on nervous lesions to which your friend has just alluded.
Perhaps that was a more cheerful time for observers and theorizers than the present; we are apt to think it the finest era of the world when America was beginning to be discovered, when a bold sailor, even if he were wrecked, might alight on a new kingdom; and about 1829 the dark territories of Pathology were a fine America for a spirited young adventurer.
So I sat and mused, until such dangerous thoughts came into my head that I hurried away to my desk and plunged furiously into the latest treatise upon pathology.
Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minster of Finance, President of the Dubai Health Authority, The 27th Annual Meeting of the Arab Division of The International Academy of Pathology (IAP-AD) and The 2nd Emirates Surgical Pathology Conference (ESPC 2015), will be held jointly between 25th and 28th November 2015, at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, under the theme "New Horizons in Pathology".
International medical imaging IT company Sectra (Link) has announced that its digital pathology solution can now be integrated with Software Point LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System).
Pathology networks are supporting the effort in a variety of ways by providing pathologists with a venue and tools for sharing digitized pathology images and supporting information that allows them to be more actively involved with patient care initiatives.
New Frontiers in Pathology offers CME credits and SAMs through a unique curriculum that combines 3 plenary and keynote lectures intended to focus on cutting-edge discoveries likely to be of interest to all pathologists, 21 short (20-30 minute) case presentations intended to illustrate practical approaches to diagnostic challenges using modern diagnostic techniques, and breakout sessions that provide a less-formal setting in which to review cases with expert faculty.
The science of pathology was created by Hippocrates (c.
com)-- Voicebrook, the leader in Pathology speech recognition and reporting solutions, today announces that it will be exhibiting at the USCAP 2011 Annual Meeting at the Henry B.

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