path-, patho-, -path-, -pathia, -pathic, -pathology, -pathetic, -pathize, -pathy

(Greek: feeling, sensation, perception; suffering, disease, or disorder; a system of treating diseases)

In medicine, some of these elements usually mean "someone who suffers from a disease of, or one who treats a disease"; so, they should not be confused with the words that mean "feeling" which are also shown on these pages even though both meanings come from the same Greek element.

hydropathist
One who specializes in the use of water to treat and cure diseases.
hydropathology
The system of using water to treat and cure diseases.
hydropathy
The use of water to treat and cure diseases.
hydrosudopathy
Hydrotherapy combined with induced sweating, as in a Turkish bath.
hylopathic
hylopathy
The obsolete doctrine that disease is due to changes in the constitution of matter.
hypnopathy
Any sleeping disorder caused by an illness.
hypobaropathy
1. Sickness or disturbances experienced in high altitudes due to reduced air pressure; high-altitude sickness.
2. Produced by reduced barometric pressure; not always distinguished from hypobarism and altitude sickness.
hysterodemonopathy
Demonomania in hysteria, or a madness in which the patient conceives of himself/herself possessed of devils.
hysteropathy
Any disease, or disorder, of the uterus.
idiopathically
1. Pertaining to diseases that arise entirely within organs, as opposed to those that are the result of outside influences.
2. A disease of unknown cause or denoting a primary disease that is not preceded by or caused by any other disease; a morbid state of spontaneous origin.
ileopathy
inapathy
Feeling, sensibility; the absence of or opposite of apathy.
incretopathy
An outmoded term for endocrinopathy.
internal ophthalmopathy
Any disease of the internal structures of the eyeball or eyeballs.

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