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. Simultaneous inflammation of a large number of the spinal nerves marked by paralysis, pain, and the wasting away of muscles.
2. Characteristics of mental or physical fatigue or body weakness after performing, or trying to perform, everyday activities, and the inability to recover from that fatigue by normal periods of rest or relaxation.
2. Sensing pain, pressure, heat, or cold in a nonspecific manner, usually without localizing the stimulus.
Referring especially to certain sensory nerves.3. Of primary sensitiveness or referring to sensory nerves in the skin with a primary, grosser, or more limited sensibility to stimuli.
4. The ability to appreciate deep pain sensations and marked variations in temperature; such as, hot and cold; distinguished from epicritic sensibility, or the sensibility to gentle stimulations permitting fine discriminations of touch and temperature as localized in the skin.
2. The pathology of mental disorders; the branch of medicine that deals with the causes and nature of mental disease.
3. An individual with a mentally disordered or abnormal personality; an antisocial type of personality disorder. Also known as anethopath, sociopath.
2. The study of the origin, development, and manifestations of mental or behavioral disorders.
3. The pathology of mental disorders; the branch of medicine which deals with the causes and nature of mental disease.
4. Research into the causes and development of psychiatric disorders; as well as, abnormal, maladaptive behavior or mental activity.
2. Any disorder of the vertebrae.