HyperDic: pathology

English > 2 senses of the word pathology:
NOUNcognitionpathologythe branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
statepathologyany deviation from a healthy or normal / normal condition
pathology > pronunciation
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English > pathology: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases.
Category ofactivetending to become more severe or wider in scope
amyloid(pathology) a waxy translucent complex protein resembling starch that results from degeneration of tissue
benignnot dangerous to health
blister, bulla, bleb(pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
dry gangrene, cold gangrene, mumification necrosis, mummification(pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color
excrescence(pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body
fistular, fistulate, fistulousHollow and tube-shaped like a reed
functionalInvolving or affecting function rather than physiology
gas gangrene, clostridial myonecrosis, emphysematous gangrene, emphysematous phlegmon, gangrenous emphysema, gas phlegmon, progressive emphysematous necrosis(pathology) a deadly form of gangrene usually caused by clostridium bacteria that produce toxins that cause tissue death
growth(pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
inactive(pathology) not progressing or increasing
incubation(pathology) the phase in the development of an infection between the time a pathogen enters the body and the time the first symptoms appear
indolent(of tumors, e.g.) slow to heal or develop and usually painless
insufficiency(pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally
irritableabnormally sensitive to a stimulus
irritation(pathology) abnormal sensitivity to stimulation
jactitation, jactation(pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching / twitching usually by a person with a severe illness
latent(pathology) not presently active
malignantdangerous to health
nebula(pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea
nonspecificnot caused by a specific agent
organicInvolving or affecting physiology or bodily organs
plaque(pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
quiescent(pathology) causing no symptoms
shock(pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells
spasm(pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel)
specificBeing or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition
stenosed, stenoticabnormally constricted body canal or passage
strangulation(pathology) constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid
wart, verruca(pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin
Narrowerpaleopathology, palaeopathologyThe study of disease of former times (as inferred / inferred / inferred from fossil evidence)
Broadermedical scienceThe science of dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease
Adjectivespathological, pathologicof or relating to the practice of pathology
Nounspathologista doctor who specializes in medical diagnosis
English > pathology: 2 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningAny deviation from a healthy or normal / normal condition.
Narroweracidosisabnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
adhesionAbnormal union of bodily tissues
alkalosisabnormally high alkalinity (low hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
angiopathyAny disease of the blood vessels or lymph ducts
ankylosis, anchylosisAbnormal adhesion and rigidity of the bones of a joint
anoxemiaabnormally low oxygen content in arterial blood
aphagiaLoss of the ability to swallow
arteriectasis, arteriectasiaAn abnormal distension of an artery
arthropathyA pathology or abnormality of a joint
ascitesaccumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity
asynergy, asynergiaabsence of coordination of organs or body parts that usually work together harmoniously
asystole, cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary arrestabsence of systole
atelectasisCollapse of an expanded lung (especially in infants)
atherogenesisThe formation of atheromas on the walls of the arteries as in atherosclerosis
autoimmunityproduction of antibodies against the tissues of your own body
azoturiaexcess of urea in the urine
azymiaabsence of an enzyme
bacteremia, bacteriemia, bacteriaemiatransient presence of bacteria (or other microorganisms) in the blood
carotenemia, xanthemiaexcess carotene in the blood stream
cartilaginificationAbnormal formation of cartilage from other tissues
coprolaliaAn uncontrollable use of obscene / obscene language
cystA closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure
demineralization, demineralisationAbnormal loss of mineral salts (especially from bone)
diverticulosispresence of multiple diverticula in the walls of the colon
dysfunction, disfunction(medicine) any disturbance in the functioning of an organ or body part or a disturbance in the functioning of a social group
endometriosis, adenomyosisThe presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus
fibrosisDevelopment of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ
fluorosisA pathological condition resulting from an excessive intake of fluorine (usually from drinking water)
fluxexcessive discharge of liquid / liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea)
gammopathyA disturbance in the synthesis of immunoglobulins
gangrene, sphacelus, sloughnecrotic tissue
glossolaliarepetitive nonmeaningful speech (especially that associated with a trance state or religious fervor)
hemochromatosis, iron-storage disease, iron overload, bronzed diabetespathology in which iron accumulates in the tissues
hydronephrosisaccumulation of urine in the kidney because of an obstruction in the ureter
hyperbilirubinemiaabnormally high amounts of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood
infarct, infarctionlocalized necrosis resulting from obstruction of the blood supply
lesionAny localized abnormal structural change in a bodily part
lipomatosispathology in which fat accumulates in lipomas in the body
lithiasisThe formation of stones (calculi) in an internal organ
lymphadenopathychronic abnormal enlargement of the lymph nodes (usually associated with disease)
macrocytosisThe presence of macrocytes in the blood
malaciaA state of abnormal softening of tissue
mastopathy, mazopathyAny pathology of the breast
myopathyAny pathology of the muscles that is not attributable to nerve dysfunction
neuropathyAny pathology of the peripheral nerves
osteoporosisAbnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium
otorrheaDischarge from the external ear
palilaliaA pathological condition in which a word is rapidly and involuntarily repeated / repeated
priapismCondition in which the penis is continually erect
pyorrhea, pyorrhoeaDischarge of pus
refluxAn abnormal backward flow of body fluids
rhinopathyAny disease or malformation of the nose
sarcoidosisA chronic disease of unknown cause marked by the formation of nodules in the lungs and liver and lymph glands and salivary glands
sclerosis, indurationAny pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
stasisAn abnormal state in which the normal flow of a liquid / liquid (such as blood) is slowed or stopped
stenosis, strictureAbnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway
uremia, uraemia, azotemia, azotaemiaaccumulation in the blood of nitrogenous waste products (urea) that are usually excreted in the urine
uropathyAny pathology of the urinary tract
varicosispathological condition of being varicose or having varicose veins
viremia, viraemiaThe presence of a virus in the blood stream
volvulusAbnormal twisting of the intestines (usually in the area of the ileum or sigmoid colon) resulting in intestinal obstruction
Broaderill health, unhealthiness, health problemA state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
Adjectivespathologic, pathologicalcaused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology
pathologicalcaused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition
Nounspathologista doctor who specializes in medical diagnosis

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