Definition of pathophysiology in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpaθəʊfɪzɪˈɒlədʒi/


[mass noun] Medicine
The disordered physiological processes associated with disease or injury: intracranial hypertension contributes to the pathophysiology of this condition
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  • Perhaps the inflammation and pathophysiology are different between the sheep and mice.
  • This positive concordance should reflect the pathophysiology of the disease process.
  • The pathophysiology of dyspepsia is not well understood.



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  • Various pathophysiologic mechanisms in sleep apnea have been proposed to contribute to the pathogenosis of vascular morbidity.
  • Indeed, the clinical presentation of asthma symptoms is the tip of the iceberg of an entire range of subclinical pathophysiologic events.
  • Based on the symptoms, it may be possible to narrow the differential diagnosis to a specific anatomic or pathophysiologic disorder.


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  • The pathophysiological influences on ECG waveforms are numerous and have been well studied.
  • The six categories correspond to distinct pathophysiological mechanisms and are important in determining therapy.
  • These associations may reflect pathophysiological changes related to the development of cardiovascular disease.


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  • Thus, the extent to which ventilatory instability is pathophysiologically important in any given individual may relate to the anatomic properties of the airway.
  • We think it is pathophysiologically linked to menstrual synchrony.
  • No pathophysiologically relevant mechanism has been proposed, however.


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