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path·o·phys·i·ol·o·gy

 (păth′ō-fĭz′ē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
1. The functional changes associated with or resulting from disease or injury.
2. The scientific study of such changes. In both senses also called physiopathology.

path′o·phys′i·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), path′o·phys′i·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
path′o·phys′i·ol′o·gist n.

pathophysiology

(ˌpæθəʊˌfɪzɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Medicine) the study of the effects of disease on physiological processes

path•o•phys•i•ol•o•gy

(ˌpæθ oʊˌfɪz iˈɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the physiology of abnormal or diseased organisms or their parts; the functional changes associated with a disease or syndrome.
[1950–55]
Translations

path·o·phys·i·ol·o·gy

n. patofisiología, estudio de los efectos de una enfermedad en los procesos fisiológicos.
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