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, pathological (path'ō-loj'ik, -i-kăl),
1. Pertaining to pathology.
2. Morbid or diseased; resulting from disease.


/patho·log·i·cal/ (-loj´ĭ-k'l) pathologic.


(păth′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) also


1. Of or relating to pathology.
2. Relating to or caused by disease.
3. Of, relating to, or manifesting behavior that is habitual, maladaptive, and compulsive: a pathological liar.

path′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.

pathological (path.)

Etymology: Gk, pathos + logos, science
pertaining to a condition that is caused by or involves a disease process.


Pertaining to disease or to the study of disease (PATHOLOGY).

pathological, pathologic

pertaining to or emanating from pathology.

pathological anatomy
see morbid anatomy.

Patient discussion about pathological

Q. what is the most accurate pathological test to identify the primary source of a cystic mass in the neck? the mass was removed. Pathologist was unable to identify the source and diagnosed the mass as a branchilogic carcinmoa (which is extremely rare, if exists at all). Therefore, I am looking for the most updated test and examinations that can be applied to blocks of the mass and determine their origin (primary source)

A. Pathologic examinaions under a microscope are the most accurate ones there are, and sometimes even they don't help to identify the cell types. I do not have any other ideas on other tests you can do, and I believe you should follow the treatment your doctors will advise you based on this diagnosis they have made.

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After these three mock examinations, a routine internal assessment was taken after three and a half months on the pathological specimen in the same manner of previous years which included viva only.
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The discrepancy between clinical and pathological findings was confusing.
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Another behavioral process that is theoretically linked to substance use disorders, and pathological gambling in particular, is probability discounting.
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London, June 17 ( ANI ): Pathological gambling is a problem that runs in the blood, the researchers from the University of Iowa claim.
Research from Aman Buzdar, professor and vice president of clinical research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, and colleagues in the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology shows these agents do not need to be given concurrently to achieve a high rate of complete pathological remission.

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