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The development of a diseased or morbid condition.


(ˌpæθəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) or


(Pathology) the origin, development, and resultant effects of a disease
pathogenetic adj


(ˌpæθ əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs)

also pa•thog•e•ny

(pəˈθɒdʒ ə ni)

the production and development of disease.
path`o•ge•net′ic (-oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.pathogenesis - the origination and development of a disease
focalisation, focalization - the confinement of an infection to a limited area
pathologic process, pathological process - an organic process occurring as a consequence of disease


n. patogénesis, origen y desarrollo de una enfermedad.
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Trucksis completed fellowships in infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and bacterial pathogenesis at the University of Maryland Center for Vaccine Development.
For example bacterial pathogenesis is the mechanism by which bacteria cause infectious illness.
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After knowing the importance of QS during bacterial pathogenesis, research has focused on inhibiting QS in order to avoid bacterial infections (Adonizio et al.
They cover approaches to the study of bacterial pathogenesis, bacterial adhesion to the cell surface and extracellular matrix of host tissues, poisoning the host by toxins, cellular invasion by bacterial pathogens, and bacterial evasion of host defenses.
To our knowledge, this study is the first to describe a link between this vitamin and bacterial pathogenesis," says Richard Ferrero of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, a researcher on the study which also included scientists from the Institut Pasteur and the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, Australia.
Fischetti, head of the Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology and colleagues based their study on an innocuous observation made by researcher Louis Pasteur more than 100 years ago.

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