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Definition of Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology: Deranged function in an individual or an organ due to a disease. For example, a pathophysiologic alteration is a change in function as distinguished from a structural defect.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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