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Definition of "pathophysiology" [pathophysiology]

  • The functional changes associated with or resulting from disease or injury. (noun)
  • The scientific study of such changes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pathophysiology" in a sentence
  • "Prof Arjen Dondorp, Coordinating Principal Investigator, Department Head and Deputy Director of the MORU Although it is still early days I have high expectations of Sevuparin which interferes with the pivotal culprit in malaria pathophysiology, which is blockage of the smallest blood vessels in vital organs."
  • "Longaker MT, Adzick NS, Sadigh D, Harrison MR, Stern R: Hyaluronic acid and its stimulating factor in the pathophysiology of Wilms 'tumor: A new oncofetal tumor marker."
  • "Emphasis is placed on pathophysiology and mechanisms of disease."