Pathogenesis
The development of a disease and the chain of events leading to that disease.
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The pathologic, physiologic, or biochemical mechanism resulting in the development of a disease or morbid process. Cf.:etiology. [patho- + G. genesis, production]
- drug p. the production of morbid symptoms by drugs.

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patho·gen·e·sis .path-ə-'jen-ə-səs n, pl -e·ses -.sēz the origination and development of a disease called also pathogeny

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patho·gen·e·sis (path″o-jenґə-sis) [patho- + genesis] the development of morbid conditions or of disease; more specifically the cellular events and reactions and other pathologic mechanisms occurring in the development of disease. pathogenetic adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Pathogenesis — Path o*gen e*sis, n. (Med.) Pathogeny. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pathogenesis — (n.) 1876, from PATHO (Cf. patho ) + GENESIS (Cf. genesis) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Pathogenesis — The term pathogenesis means step by step development of a disease due to a series of changes in the structure and /or function of a cell/tissue/organ being caused by a microbial , chemical or physical agent.The pathogenesis of a disease is the… …   Wikipedia

  • pathogenesis — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1876 the origination and development of a disease …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pathogenesis — n. [Gr. pathos, suffering; genesis, origin] The origination and development of disease; pathogenic adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pathogenesis — pathogenetic /path oh jeuh net ik/, adj. /path euh jen euh sis/, n. the production and development of disease. Also, pathogeny /peuh thoj euh nee/. [1875 80; < NL; see PATHO , GENESIS] * * * …   Universalium

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  • pathogenesis — causation or production of disease Causation and Formation …   Phrontistery dictionary

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