Patho-, -Pathy disease, medical Words: "acroleukopathy" to "cytopathy",
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Medical words that include: patho-, -path-, -pathia,
-pathic, -pathology, -pathetic, -pathize, -pathy
(Greek: feeling, sensation, perception, suffering, [in medicine, these elements usually mean one who suffers from a disease of, or one who treats a disease and they are listed separately here from the feeling words]).
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Depigmentation (loss of color) of the extremities (fingers, toes, etc.).
The pathology of diseases which affect the extremities.
A condition affecting the fingers and toes in which the nail-beds result in thickening and widening of the extremities of the digits; the nails are abnormally curved and shiny.
A swelling or morbid enlargement of the lymph nodes.
Any pathologic condition of the adrenal glands.
A pathologic condition of the adrenal glands. Also adrenalopathy
A pathologic condition resulting from changes in atmospheric pressure (as when flying).
allopath, allopathetic, allopathic, allopathist, allopathy:
Substitutive therapy; a therapeutic system in which a disease is treated by producing a second condition that is incompatible with or antagonistic to the first (homeopathy).
Any disease that is peculiar to men, especially one involving the genitourinary system.
A disease associated with exposure to high winds.
An ethically or morally uninhibited person.
In psychiatry, absence of moral inhibitions; without morality. People with this disease are considered the so-called habitual criminals. The conspicuous trait in their mental makeup is complete egocentricity, which is also reflected in their narcissistic sexual behavior.
A disease affecting both the heart and blood vessels.
Any disease of the blood vessels involving the muscular layer.
A vascular disorder attributed to an abnormality of the autonomic nervous system fibers that supply the blood vessels.
Any disease of the blood vessels or lymphatics. Also angiosis.
Disease affecting the aorta.
Any disease of the arteries.
arthopathy, arthopathia, arthopathology:
1. A reference to diseases of the joints.
2. The study of functional and structural changes made by diseases of the joints.
Any disease of a bursa (a sac or saclike cavity filled with a viscid [VIS id] or sticky fluid that is situated at places in the tissues at which friction would otherwise develop).
An old term for a severe affliction or malady.
Any disease of the capillaries, often applied to vascular changes in diabetes mellitus.
A disease of the heart vessels.
cardiomyopathy, cardiopathia, cardiopathic:
Any disease of the heart muscle; also, myocardiopathy.
A reference to heart disease.
A term for any abdominal disease.
A feeling or sense of general ill-being not related to any particular organ or part of the body.
1. Any disease of the brain.
2. A hypochondriacal condition, approaching insanity, which sometimes supervenes in persons whose brains have been overtaxed.
Disease of the gallbladder.
Disease of the cartilage.
Disease affecting the coagulability of the blood.
Any disordered condition of the colon. Also colopathy.
Any pathological condition of the cranial bones.
A morbid condition in which exposure to cold is an important factor.
Bluish discoloration of the skin caused by the lack of oxygen in the bloodstream.
cytopathy, cytopathologists, cytopathology:
1. Any disorder of a cell.
2. The branch of pathology that studies the effects of disease on the cellular level.
There are seven sections of patho- words
and four self-scoring quizzes are available
so you can see how many of these words you know:
Patho- (Feeling) Quiz #1
Patho- (Disease) Quiz#1
Patho- (Disease) Quiz #2
Patho- (Disease) Quiz #3