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id·i·op·a·thy

 (ĭd′ē-ŏp′ə-thē)
n.
1. A disease of unknown origin or cause.
2. A primary disease arising spontaneously with no apparent external cause.

[New Latin idiopathīa, primary disease, from Greek idiopatheia : idio-, idio- + -patheia, -pathy.]

idiopathy

(ˌɪdɪˈɒpəθɪ)
n, pl -thies
(Pathology) any disease of unknown cause
idiopathic adj

idiopathy

a disease or illness that is not occasioned or preceded by another. — idiopathic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.idiopathy - any disease arising from internal dysfunctions of unknown cause
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
Translations

id·i·op·a·thy

n. idiopatía, enfermedad espontánea o de origen desconocido.
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Additionally, cells expressing proinflammatory cytokines were detected in muscle biopsies of patients with idiopathies [6, 7].
Dysregulation of immune reactions, which is often considered a cause of various idiopathies, may not be applicable in its true sense: self-regulation is intrinsic in a living system, as molecular interactions are always thermodynamically optimal under any given circumstance.