Definition of idiopathic in English:


Syllabification: id·i·o·path·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌidēəˈpaTHik


  • Relating to or denoting any disease or condition that arises spontaneously or for which the cause is unknown.
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    • Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are idiopathic inflammatory disorders of unknown aetiology.
    • Basically, idiopathic pericarditis is a disease of exclusion.
    • Psychiatric symptoms frequently coexist with idiopathic Parkinson's disease and are often underdiagnosed and poorly treated.

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