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1. the branch of medicine treating of the essential nature of disease, especially of the changes in body tissues and organs that cause or are caused by disease.
2. the structural and functional manifestations of a disease. adj., adj patholog´ic, patholog´ical.
clinical pathology pathology applied to the solution of clinical problems, especially the use of laboratory methods in clinical diagnosis.
comparative pathology that which considers human disease processes in comparison with those of other animals.
experimental pathology the study of artificially induced pathologic processes.
oral pathology that which treats of conditions causing or resulting from morbid anatomic or functional changes in the structures of the mouth.
speech pathology (speech-language pathology) a field of the health sciences dealing with the evaluation of speech, language, and voice disorders and the rehabilitation of patients with such disorders not amenable to medical or surgical treatment. See also speech-language pathologist.
surgical pathology the pathology of disease processes that are surgically accessible for diagnosis or treatment.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


A branch of science concerned with the physiology and pathology of the organs of speech and with the correction of speech defects.
Synonym(s): logopedia
[logo- + G. pais (paid-), child]
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Science of the physiology and pathology of the organs of speech and correction of speech defects.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


, logopedia (log'ō-pē'diks, -pēdē-ă)
A branch of science concerned with the physiology and pathology of the organs of speech and with the correction of speech defects.
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In August I traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark, for the congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, which was attended by nearly 900 persons from 55 countries on 6 continents.
4 (March/April 1999): 41-42; Irene Bele, "Artificially Lengthened and Constricted Vocal Tract in Vocal Training Methods," Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology 30, no.
In Europe, this alliance is demonstrated by the title of the journal Logopedics, Phoniatrics, and Vocology.
(26.) Angela Caine, "Voice Loss in Performers: A Pilot Treatment Programme to Show the Effect on the Voice of Correcting Structural Misalignment," The Voice Workshop, Southampton, UK, as published in Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology 23, supplement 1 (1998): 32-37.
"Not Just Sound: Supplementing the Voice Range Profile with the Singer's Own Perceptions of Vocal Challenges," Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology 34, no.
He is an editorial board member of Logopedics, Phoniatrics and Vocology,, and resident editor of the Journal of Voice.
She is a member of ASHA, IALP (International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics), and SBFa (Brazilian Association of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology).
Popolo, "Measurement of Vocal Doses in Speech: Experimental Procedure and Signal Processing," Logopedics, Phoniatrics and Vocology 28, no.
Bianculli, "Longitudinal Study of Children's Voices at Puberty," Proceedings: XVIth International Congress of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (1976): 486-490.
(6.) Nathalie Henrich, "Mirroring the Voice from Garcia to the Present Day: Some Insight into Singing Voice Registers," Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology 31, 3 (2006); http://halbioemco.ccsd.cnrs.fr/docs/00/ 34/41/77/PDFHenrich/LPV_2006_registers.pdf (accessed April 15, 2009)
(5.) David Howard and James Angus, "A Comparison Between Singing Pitching Strategies of 8 to 11 Year Olds and Trained Adult Singers," Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology 22, no.