Definition of Idiopathy

1. Noun. Any disease arising from internal dysfunctions of unknown cause.

Exact synonyms: Idiopathic Disease, Idiopathic Disorder
Generic synonyms: Disorder, Upset



Definition of Idiopathy

1. n. A peculiar, or individual, characteristic or affection.

Definition of Idiopathy

1. Noun. Something idiopathic; a disease having no known cause. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Idiopathy

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Medical Definition of Idiopathy

1. Origin: Gr.; proper, peculiar +, to suffer: cf. F. Idiopathie. 1. A peculiar, or individual, characteristic or affection. "All men are so full of their own fancies and idiopathies, that they scarce have the civility to interchange any words with a stranger." (Dr. H. More) 2. A morbid state or condition not preceded or occasioned by any other disease; a primary disease. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Idiopathy

idiopathic muscular atrophy
idiopathic myelofibrosis
idiopathic neuralgia
idiopathic orthostatic hypotension
idiopathic paroxysmal rhabdomyolysis
idiopathic proctitis
idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
idiopathic pulmonary hypertension
idiopathic roseola
idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura
idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
idiopathical
idiopathically
idiopathies
idiopathy (current term)
idiophanous
idiophone
idiophones
idiophonic
idiophrenic
idioplasm
idioplasma
idioplasms
idiopsychologic
idioreflex
idiorhythmic
idiospasm
idiosyncracies

Literary usage of Idiopathy

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1. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"But sense being bnt an idiopathy, \ve cannot be absolutely certain by it, that ever)' other person or animal has the same passion or affection or phantasm ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"To establish the idiopathy, a negative process had naturally to be resorted to, —namely, exclusion of all those factors that would make, or even tend to ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1905)
"To establish the idiopathy, a negative process had naturally to be resorted to, —namely, exclusion of all those factors that would make, or even tend to ..."

4. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"But sense being but an idiopathy, we cannot be absolutely certain by it, that every other person or animal has the same passion or affection or phantasm in ..."

5. Therapeutic Gazette (1921)
"idiopathy to bacterial toxins can generally be overcome by vaccination in the ordinary way with organisms isolated from the patient's bronchial secretion or ..."

6. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1888)
"Of, or belonging to, idiopathy ; applied to a disease not consequent upon or symptomatic of another, but originating by it*'Lf, and so opposed to ..."

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