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.

metropathic
metropathy
Any disease or disorder of the uterus.
monopathophobia
An abnormal panic of having sickness in a specified part of the body or some definite disease.
monopathy
A disease affecting a single part of the body or a single uncomplicated disease.
motorpathy
Treatment of a disease with gymnastics.
myelinopathy
Any disease or dysfunction of myelin.
myelopathy
Any disease of the spinal cord.
myocardiopathy
Any disease of the heart muscle; also, cardiomyopathy.
myopathia
myopathy
myopathy
Any disease of the muscles.
naprapath
A practitioner of naprapathy or someone who uses therapeutic manipulation based on the theory that morbid symptoms are dependent upon strained or contracted ligaments.
naprapathy
1. A healing system based on the theory that disease or illness is caused by strained ligaments and other problems of connective tissue and can be treated by massage.
2. A system of therapeutic manipulation based on the theory that morbid symptoms are dependent upon strained or contracted ligaments in the spine, thorax, or pelvis.
naturopath,
naturopathic

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