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 (nō-sŏg′rə-fē, -zŏg′-)
The systematic description of diseases.

no·sog′ra·pher n.
no′so·graph′ic (nō′sə-grăf′ĭk), no′so·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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(Medicine) a written classification and description of various diseases
noˈsographer n
nosographic adj
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(noʊˈsɒg rə fi)

the systematic description of diseases.
no•sog′ra•pher, n.
nos•o•graph•ic (ˌnɒs əˈgræf ɪk) nos`o•graph′i•cal, adj.
nos`o•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.
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the description of the symptoms and etiology of diseases. — nosographer, n.nosographic, nosographical, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
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Kraepelin's statements were essential for the further development of psychiatric nosography, although his theory about catatonia being a subtype of schizophrenia had been hidden for more than a century (3).
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as a questionable and potent name for forms of contemporary malaise" (xv); Julia Kristeva notes that "we are currently witnessing a veritable explosion of hysterical nosography" ("The Sobbing Girl" 130).