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.

A non-medical person who treats disease by various kinds of movements.
1. A disease marked by motor disturbances.
2. The treatment of diseases by means of gymnastics or muscular action; kinesitherapy.
1. The medical area concerned with speech pathology.
2. A branch of medicine which deals with speech disorders.
Any form of speech disorder.
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.

The process by which tear proteins are deposited on a contact lens.
Any disease of the spleen.
Any disorder of lipid metabolism.
Any speech defect associated with damage to the central nervous system.
lymphadenopathy (s) (noun), lymphadenopathies (pl)
Any disease process affecting a lymph node or lymph nodes: The lymphadenopathy is an indication of an unclear or general benign infection.
Any disease of the lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes.

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