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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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Timothy Vartanian, professor of neurology and neuroscience, and director of the Judith Jaffe Multiple Sclerosis Center at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital, and his colleagues--Kareem Rumah, MD, a PhD candidate at Weill Cornell Medical College and Rockefeller University; and Vincent Fischetti, PhD, professor and chairman of the Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology at Rockefeller University--think it is indeed possible, and are intent on finding out.
Blood cells play a role in clearing bacterial infection, but can also drive bacterial pathogenesis as they travel throughout the body and are ideal transport vehicles for bacteria, providing both nutrients and, at times, protection from the immune system.
Woundchek Bacterial Status is under development to evaluate bacterial protease activity, whose presence in a chronic wound indicates bacterial pathogenesis, a precursor to clinical signs and symptoms of infection, showing that the wound is at a stage of the wound infection continuum that usually needs intervention.
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.

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