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pathologize

A neologism for diagnosing a normal condition as pathologic, based on the assumption that it 'should' cause disease–eg, adopted children are assumed to develop psychologic dysfunction with a higher frequency than their nonadopted counterparts

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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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Staff may And sexual behaviours easier and safer to ignore, and perhaps even pathologise (Archibald, 2002).
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Using the case study of Thomas Beattie, a transman who has since given birth to two children, Riggs challenged the focus on bodies to legitimise identity and the ways in which the uncoupling of bodies and identity can marginalise and pathologise transgender people.
They take exception to those who base their arguments on superficial understanding of the issues to pathologise and demonise Islam and the Muslim culture.
Nevertheless, even if Cargo cult phenomena are assimilated to stereotypes of Western confusion and to products of Western petit-Bourgeois culture, or to colonial agents' ethylic imagination intended to pathologise Melanesian cultures to better repress them, Jebens concedes that despite their 'uncertain and confusing ethnographic reality itself .
Furthermore, it is unlikely that Douglas intended to pathologise the reader, with the strength-based approach utilised throughout the book minimising the risk of such negative effects.