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.

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
Any disease of the muscles.
myopathy
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 (s) (noun), naturopaths (pl)
A type of alternative medicine: Naturopath is based on the principle that illnesses can be treated, cured, or prevented without using any drugs or surgery, but by the use of water, herbs, and air, along with therapy using physical means.
naturopathic
naturopathy (s) (noun), naturopathies (pl)
A drugless system of therapy: Naturopathy makes use of physical forces such as air, light, water, heat, massage, etc. and avoids the use of surgery and some types of medication.
necropathy
A condition or disease process principally characterized by tissue death or gangrene.
neopathy
1. A new lesion or pathologic process.
2. A new, or newly, discovered disease.
3. A disease, or the complication of a disease, newly present in a patient.
nephropathia

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