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 (nō-sŏl′ə-jē, -zŏl′-)
n. pl. no·sol·o·gies
1. The branch of medicine that deals with the classification of diseases.
2. A classification of diseases.

no′so·log′i·cal (-sə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), no′so·log′ic (-ĭk) adj.
no′so·log′i·cal·ly adv.
no·sol′o·gist n.


(Medicine) the branch of medicine concerned with the classification of diseases
nosological, nosologic adj
ˌnosoˈlogically adv
noˈsologist n


(noʊˈsɒl ə dʒi)

1. the branch of medicine dealing with the systematic classification of diseases.
2. a list or classification of diseases.
[1715–25; < New Latin nosologia. See noso-, -logy]
nos•o•log•i•cal (ˌnɒs əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
no•sol′o•gist, n.


the branch of medical science that classifies diseases. Also nosonomy. — nosologist, n. — nosologic, nosological, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness


The branch of medicine that deals with the classification of diseases.
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They met at the University Hospital in Ghent, Belgium, and their proposal was known thereafter as the Ghent nosology. This classification contained more stringent and explicit criteria and placed greater emphasis on the diagnostic use of skeletal findings.
Its nosology was redefined in 1997 at the Villefranche conference.
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Herman meant that the biopsychosocial model lacked a nosology or a taxonomy.
But the report added that Arafat's "clinical state presented several symptoms which could not be explained in the framework of nosology" (the study of diseases).
Nosology (the systematic classification of diseases) has always fascinated the sick and their would-be healers.
I was also delighted to access so readily the works of the Edinburgh physician William Cullen and discover his views on nosology, i.e.
Traditional herbal methods individualize herbal prescriptions according to a "functional" nosology, organizing signs and symptoms in terms of physiological activities.
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N Z Med J, 1971, 74:397 Further clinical delineation, natural history, genetic definition and nosology. Am J Med Genet, 1993, 47:176-83.
Psychiatric nosology in nineteenth-century India certainly took gender into account.
Marshaling evidence from the literature (organized according to DSM nosology in order to preserve a common frame), the authors inflect their review of differential methods of assessing personality traits and behavior patterns with material drawn from their own clinical research and practice.