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Patho-, -Pathy “disease, medical” Words: "demonopathy" to "gynopathy",
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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]).

Quiz   If you would like to take self-scoring quizzes over many of the words in this subject area, then go to Patho- Quizzes so you can see how much you know about the following (and other) “patho-” words.

A mental disease in which the patient fancies himself, or acts as if, possessed by a demon.
dermatopathy, dermatopathic, dermatopathology:
Any disease of the skin.
dermopathy, dermopathic:
Any skin disorder.
Dermatopathy is the best specialty for a doctor because the patient never dies from it and never gets well.
Medicine is a profession whose purpose is to prevent people from dying natural deaths and it is the art of fooling the patient while nature cures the disease.
—Evan Esar

Cutaneous lesions of syphilis. Any syphilid (skin lesions of secondary syphilis).
The study of diseases that affect the ligaments or tendons.
Any disease of the ligaments.
deuteropathy, deuteropathic:
A secondary disease or symptom of a disease that results from another infection in the body.
Alcoholism; any diseased condition resulting from excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages.
Disease of a disk, especially of an invertebral disk.
The pathological repetition through imitation of the actions or speech of another; a form of psychopathology. It occurs most frequently in the catatonic phase of schizophrenia, when the patient assumes the postures, gestures, and speech of another in what appears to be “mirror fashion” behavior.
Hostile behavior due to a psychopathically exaggerated sense of self-importance. Egopathic patients are characterized by a strong egocentric trend that compels them to deprecate others in their constant aggressive and unconceding attitude.
electropathy, electropathology:
The study of diseases as related to electrical reactions. (electro, amber, because an electric charge can be produced in amber by rubbing plus pathos).
A swelling of the joints, possibly due to a fatty deposit following a contusion (an injury of a part without a break in the skin; a bruise).
A morbid condition in the embryo or fetus. Also fetopathy.
The study of abnormal embryos or of defective development of fetuses.
A disorder of the process of menstruation.
encephalopathy, encephalopathia:
A disease or disorder of the brain.
A disorder of an endocrine gland and the consequences thereof.
enteropathogen, enteropathogenic:
An organism capable of producing disease in the intestinal tract.
The production of diseases or disorders of the intestines.
Disease at the site of the insertion of muscle tendons and ligaments into bones or joint capsules.
Any disturbance of enzyme function. An enzyme is a protein molecule that catalyzes chemical reactions of other substances without itself being destroyed or altered upon completion of the reactions.
Any abnormality of sexual impulses.
exopathy, exopathic:
Referring to a disease originating outside the body.
A morbid condition in the embryo or fetus. Also embryopathy.
A primary disturbance in immunoglobulin.
A diseased condition of the central ganglia of the sympathetic system.
Any disorder of the alimentary canal.
Any disease of the stomach.
The study of the peculiarities of disease in relation to topography, climate, food habits, etc., of various regions of the earth.
A disease of the tongue.
A disease affecting the gonads.
Any disease peculiar to women, especially one involving the genitourinary system.
Any disease peculiar to women.

Medicine is the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its own existence.
—James Bryce (1838-1922)

The greatest discoveries of surgery are anesthesia, asepsis, and roentgenology—and none of them was discovered by a surgeon.
—-Martin Henry Fischer, American scientist,
author, and educator.


There are seven sections of patho- words and four self-scoring quizzes are available so you can see how many of these words you can remember:

Quiz   Patho- (Feeling) Quiz #1.

Quiz    Patho- (Disease) Quiz#1

Quiz   Patho- (Disease) Quiz #2.

Quiz   Patho- (Disease) Quiz #3.