Pathophysiology
Deranged function in an individual or an organ that is due to a disease. A pathophysiologic alteration is a change in function as distinguished from a structural defect.
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Derangement of function seen in disease; alteration in function as distinguished from structural defects.

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patho·phys·i·ol·o·gy -.fiz-ē-'äl-ə-jē n, pl -gies the physiology of abnormal states specif the functional changes that accompany a particular syndrome or disease
patho·phys·i·o·log·i·cal -ē-ə-'läj-i-kəl or patho·phys·i·o·log·ic -ik adj
patho·phys·i·ol·o·gist -ē-'äl-ə-jəst n

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patho·phys·i·ol·o·gy (path″o-fiz″e-olґə-je) the physiology of disordered function.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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