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.

iridopathy
Pathologic lesions in the iris.
isopathy
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.
keratopathy
A noninflammatory disease of the cornea. Any corneal disease, damage, dysfunction or abnormality.
kinesipath
kinesipathic
kinesipathist
A non-medical person who treats disease by various kinds of movements.
kinesipathy
1. A disease marked by motor disturbances.
2. The treatment of diseases by means of gymnastics or muscular action; kinesitherapy.
lalopathology
1. The medical area concerned with speech pathology.
2. A branch of medicine which deals with speech disorders.
lalopathy
Any form of speech disorder.
laryngopathy
Any disease of the larynx.
lead encephalopathy
Consequences ranging from cognitive impairment in children to peripheral neuropathy in adults.

While occupational exposure among workers at smelters or battery recycling plants remains an occasional problem, the greatest public health problem at the present time is exposure of young children to decaying fragments of leaded paint.

lensopathy
The process by which tear proteins are deposited on a contact lens.
leukomyelopathy
leukopathy
lienopathy
Any disease of the spleen.

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