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.

enantiopathy
An opposite passion or affection.
encephalopathia
encephalopathy
1. A disease or disorder of the brain; a brain disease.
2. A disease of the brain; especially, one involving alterations of brain structure.
3. A reference to the involvement of large parts of the brain (or the whole organ), instead of identifiable changes confined just to parts of the brain.

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endocrinopathy
1. A disorder of an endocrine gland and the consequences thereof.
2. Literally, a disease of an endocrine gland. A medical term for a hormone problem.
enteropathogen
An organism capable of producing disease in the intestinal tract.
enteropathogenesis
The production of diseases or disorders of the intestines.
enteropathogenic
enteropathy
enthesopathy
Disease at the site of the insertion of muscle tendons and ligaments into bones or joint capsules.
entomopathogenic (adjective), more entomopathogenic, most entomopathogenic
Pertaining to the cause of a disease or diseases in insects.
enzymopathy (s) (noun), enzymopathies (pl)
Any disturbance of enzyme function. An enzyme is a protein molecule that catalyzes chemical reactions of other substances without itself being destroyed or altered upon completion of the reactions.
ependymopathy (s) (noun), ependymopathies (pl)
Disease of the thin epithelial membrane coating the ventricles (cavities) of the brain and the spinal cord canal ependyma (covering of internal and external surfaces of the body, including the lining of vessels and other small cavities): Ependymopathy is a disease of the chambers of the brain or spinal cord canals (tubes).
erythropathy
etiopathological
1. Relating to specific lesions concerned with the cause of a disease.
2. A reference to research in the causes of an abnormal illness.
etiopathology
Pathogenesis or the mechanisms involved in the causes and developments of a disease.

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