Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Erectile dysfunction drugs may help treat many other conditions

A new British Journal of Pharmacology review examines how phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors, which were originally approved to treat erectile dysfunction, are finding clinical uses for a wide variety of conditions.

Neuroscience

Defect in retinal computation linked to congenital nystagmus

Botond Roska and his group at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) implicate a clearly defined neuron type and its circuit in the retina in the pathophysiology of idiopathic congenital nystagmus. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Higher risk for depression with psoriasis

(HealthDay)—There is an increased risk of depression among women with psoriasis, according to a study published online July 17 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Medical research

Pain processes in tennis elbow illuminated by PET scanning

Physiological processes in soft tissue pain such as chronic tennis elbow can be explored using diagnostic imaging methods. This is demonstrated by researchers from Uppsala University and the results are now being published ...

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Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology is the study of the changes of normal mechanical, physical[disambiguation needed ], and biochemical functions, either caused by a disease, or resulting from an abnormal syndrome. More formally, it is the branch of medicine which deals with any disturbances of body functions, caused by disease or prodromal symptoms.

An alternative definition is "the study of the biological and physical manifestations of disease as they correlate with the underlying abnormalities and physiological disturbances."

The study of pathology and the study of pathophysiology often involves substantial overlap in diseases and processes, but pathology emphasizes direct observations, while pathophysiology emphasizes quantifiable measurements.

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