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glossary:idiopathic [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +Of unknown cause. Any [[disease]] that is of uncertain or unknown origin may be termed idiopathic. For example, acute idiopathic polyneuritis,​ diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis,​ idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, idiopathic scoliosis, etc. 
 +From the New Latin idiopathia (primary disease), from the Greek idiopatheia,​ from idio-, from idios (one's own, personal) + -patheia, -pathic (feeling, suffering). ​
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