pathologic process

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Noun1.pathologic process - an organic process occurring as a consequence of disease
feminisation, feminization - the process of becoming feminized; the development of female characteristics (loss of facial hair or breast enlargement) in a male because of hormonal disorders or castration
infection - (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease
metastasis - the spreading of a disease (especially cancer) to another part of the body
neoplasia - the pathological process that results in the formation and growth of a tumor
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
pathogenesis - the origination and development of a disease
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The development of aneurysm and pseudoaneurysm at arteries in BD can be explained by the pathologic process in the wall of the blood vessels.
Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head is a poorly understood pathologic process often seen with neoplastic process either due to it or its treatment.
These are as follows: the tissue has blood supply from intrathoracic vessels rather than from cervical arteries, there is a normal or absent [without history of surgery] cervical thyroid gland, and the cervical thyroid gland does not have a similar pathologic process as the ectopic tissue and has no history or evidence of documented malignancy [5, 8].
In the secondary type, the ovary has a preexisting pathologic process that causes or contributes to the edema [2].
(7) The pathologic process of bronchiectasis in IBD may be nonspecific with mixed inflammatory infiltrate and epithelial ulcerations.
Terms such as: Asystole; Cardiac Arrest; Cardiopulmonary Arrest; Multi-organ System Failure; or Respiratory Arrest are not specific to explain why a death occurred; they do not describe causative or underlying effects of the pathologic process. Everyone who dies quits breathing and their heart stops beating.
Avascular necrosis (AVN), actually suggesting "bone death", is a pathologic process that results from disruption of blood supply to the bone.
The pathologic process of metaplastic ossification has been postulated to involve osteoblast progenitors, which may arise from (1) differentiation of pluripotential cells that are already present in the stroma of nasal polyp or (2) dedifferentiation of mesenchymal cells.
Understanding the etiology and pathogenesis of traumatic heterotopic ossification will enable veterinarians to treat the pathologic process more effectively when it occurs.
Extraspinal sciatic neuropathy due to compressive pathologic process, such as piriformis syndrome or endometriosis in pelvic or extrapelvic region, was suspected.
* Delayed union of a fracture should raise the possibility of an underlying pathologic process.
The base of horn will display the characteristic feature of the pathologic process responsible for the development of the horn (8,9.).