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.

oxypathia (s) (noun), oxypathias (pl)
1. Unusual acuity of sensation: oxyesthesia: In his old age, George developed oxypathia and had to wear gloves most of the time because his sense of touch was often painful.
2. An acute condition of sensitiveness regarding sight or pain: Floyd's doctor told him that he was experiencing oxypathia in that he was extremely sensitive to daylight, and recommended wearing sunglasses when outside, even when it seemed to be cloudy.
3. A condition in which the body is unable to eliminate unoxidizable acids which combine with fixed alkalies of the tissues: The case of oxypathia, also termed oxypathy, is harmful for the organism.
palaeopathology, paleopathology
1. The study of the diseases of past periods or from previous times.
2. The study of disease in bodies preserved from ancient times, such as in mummies.
Any disease of the pancreas.
Any disease of the pancreas.
panpathy (s) (noun), panpathies (pl)
A universal feeling which is shared by everyone: Most people have panpathies about living healthy lives as much as they can.
Of, pertaining to, or designating one of the major divisions of the autonomic nervous system, distinguished from the sympathetic system by its place of origin, its use of acetylcholine as a transmitter, and its general association with rest and recuperation rather than alertness.
Any diseased state or morbid condition.
1. Another term for pathology, especially psychopathology.
2. In philosophy, the doctrine of the effects on the mind of pleasure and pain.
One pole of a personality dimension characterized by emotional immaturity with poorly focused feelings rather than realistic and objective attitudes.
Any bodily malfunction or defect that interferes with an individual's psychological adjustment.
An abnormal reaction to an allergen (allergy), either a subnormal reaction or an excessive reaction.
1. In medicine, denoting the fourth cranial nerve (pathetic nerve), the nerveus trochlearis (fourth cranial nerve; pathetic nerve; supplies the superior oblique muscle of the eye).
2. A reference to that which arouses sorrow or pity.
Pathetic is the condition of the man who knows it all but has no one to tell it to.
—Evan Esar

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