idiopathic idiopathic  /ˌɪ di oʊ ˈpæ θək/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (of diseases) arising from an unknown cause

Usage(s):

  1. Eliane Zefa Corbis How best to treat idiopathic pain is one of medicine's great mysteries.
  2. The Government scientists studied 35 of the 3,000 Americans known to suffer from idiopathic hypogeusia.
  3. How best to treat idiopathic pain is one of medicine's great mysteries.

News

  1. MMR Booster Vaccine Does Not Appear to Worsen Disease Activity in Children With Juvenile Arthritis

    Among children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) who had undergone primary immunization, the use of a measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) booster compared with no booster did not result in worse JIA disease activity, according to a study in the June 19 issue of JAMA.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Newswise

  2. Lakewood businessman Ottie Ladd remembered

    Ottie Austin Ladd, a Lakewood businessman and benefactor of local causes, was remembered this week as a caring man who didn’t seek credit for his many contributions of time and money. Ladd died June 6 of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at age 77.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Tacoma News Tribune

Quotes

  • Doctors who examined the stricken Chief Justice John Roberts called the episode at his Maine vacation home a "benign idiopathic seizure," meaning they found no tumor, stroke or any other explanation.
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: John Roberts Source: Forbes

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