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.

etiopathy
Determining the cause of a disease or illness.
eupathic
eupathy
A happy condition of the soul.
exopathic
exopathy
Referring to a disease originating outside the body.
exudative vitreoretinopathy
Vitreoretinopahy characterized by entry of protein and cells into the vitreous space of the eye.
fetopathy
1. A morbid condition in the embryo or fetus; embryopathy.
2. Disease in a fetus after the mother's third month of pregnancy.
forensic pathology
A branch of medicine concerned with determining the cause of deaths usually for civil or criminal law cases.

The forensic pathologist performs autopsies to determine the cause of a death; such as, examining a bullet wound to the head, exsanguination, strangulation, etc. and the manner of a death (including homicide, accident, natural, or suicide).

Forensic pathologists also work closely with the coroner (England and Wales) or medical examiner (United States). The examination of dead bodies (autopsy or post mortem) is a subset of anatomical pathology.

Forensic pathologists are often also known as forensic medical examiners or police surgeons.

gammopathy
A primary disturbance in immunoglobulin.
gangliopathy
A diseased condition of the central ganglia of the sympathetic system.
gastroenteropathy
Any disorder of the alimentary canal.
gastropathy
Any disease of the stomach.
geopathology
1. The study of the peculiarities of disease in relation to topography, climate, food habits, etc., of various regions of the earth.
2. The science concerned with the harmful effects on the body of environment, topography, climate, food and water supplies, and ecological factors.
glossopathy (glah SAHP uh thee) (s) (noun), glossopathies (pl)
Any disease of the tongue.
graphopathological

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