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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.

speech pa·thol·o·gy

the science concerned with functional and organic speech defects and disorders.

speech pathology

The study of speech defects and disorders such as stuttering and dysphasia.

speech pathologist n.

speech pathology

A field of allied health care that evaluates abnormalities of language, speech, and voice, which may be developmental or acquired

speech-lan·guage pa·tho·lo·gy

(spēch-lang'gwăj pă-thol'ŏ-jē)
The science concerned with functional and organic speech defects and disorders of the organs of speech.
Synonym(s): speech pathology.
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A speech pathologist can provide that level of service.
In general, the discussions and debates have been vigorous but civil, and relationships between most otolaryngologists and most speech pathologists remain good, as do relations between our professional organizations for the most part, despite some disagreements over scope of practice.
Kellaher is a speech pathologist for the Auburn public schools.
As a speech pathologist who has helped children with communication difficulties for more than twenty-five years, it's hard to know where to begin.
Intended audience: Doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, dieticians, social workers.
Twenty-one percent (28) of all staff returned positive Pertussis IgA results and prophylactic antibiotics were given to 108 nurses, 13 doctors, five ward clerks, two speech pathologists and one pharmacist.
The volunteer medical professionals for this year's campaign, including plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, pediatricians, dentists and speech pathologists, operated on 50 children at the Yarmouk Hospital in Jordan.
This may reflect a greater number of speech pathologists in the community, as there has been a 60% increase in the number of speech pathologists from 1991 to 2001 (Australian Health Workforce Advisory Committee, 2004).
The pact also created a new salary schedule for speech pathologists.
On any given Tuesday morning, a massive gathering of rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, recreation therapists, neurophysiologists, counseling psychologists, case managers, social workers, dieticians, researchers and chaplains gather under fluorescent lights in a room at the Palo Alto Polytrauma Center.
Also, the Floortime approach guides the efforts of speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and educators to work with the family and builds on the latest research on the development of the mind and brain.
The Videofluoroscopy Service uses state-of-the-art technology, with assessments done in real time and also by analysis of video recordings by skilled speech pathologists.

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