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.
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.
2. The treatment of diseases by means of gymnastics or muscular action; kinesitherapy.
2. A branch of medicine which deals with speech disorders.
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.