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.

Hydrotherapy combined with induced sweating, as in a Turkish bath.
The obsolete doctrine that disease is due to changes in the constitution of matter.
Any sleeping disorder caused by an illness.
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.
Demonomania in hysteria, or a madness in which the patient conceives of himself/herself possessed of devils.
Any disease, or disorder, of the uterus.
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.
Feeling, sensibility; the absence of or opposite of apathy.
An outmoded term for endocrinopathy.
internal ophthalmopathy
Any disease of the internal structures of the eyeball or eyeballs.
Pathologic lesions in the iris.
1. The theory that disease may be cured by a product of the disease, as small-pox by application of the variolous matter.
2. The popular notion that disease in a particular organ may be cured by eating the same organ of a healthy animal.
3. A method of treating disease by administering products of the disease or portions of the affected organ.
A noninflammatory disease of the cornea. Any corneal disease, damage, dysfunction or abnormality.

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