American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or designating a disease having no known cause.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In pathology, of or pertaining to a primary morbid state; not secondary or arising from any other disease: as, an idiopathic affection: opposed to symptomatic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Med.) Pertaining to idiopathy; characterizing a disease arising primarily, and not in consequence of some other disease or injury; -- opposed to
symptomatic, sympathetic, and traumatic.
- adj. (of diseases) arising from an unknown cause
- idio- + -pathic (Wiktionary)
“The word idiopathic in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis means no one knows what causes the disease.”
“Annoyingly for some people, no actual cause can be found - this is known as idiopathic rhinitis and is more difficult to treat.”
“Medically, it is 'idiopathic' - which means that it arises spontaneously, from an unknown cause.”
“Pseudotumor cerebri, also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension or benign intracranial hypertension, was the latest disease a blog reader was 100 percent completely sure was the cause of my headache.”
“Left-Handedness May Come From Toes A study of young children who walk on their toes for no apparent reason, known as idiopathic toe walking, found a significantly higher preference for left-handedness in the toe-walkers than normal-gait children, according to a report in Acta Paediatrica.”
“However, most of the drug's sales were to doctors who used it "off label" to treat a different fatal lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.”
“The lead Stromedix candidate, known as STX-100, is currently aimed at an almost-always-fatal condition known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis that involves scarring in the lung and impedes breathing.”
“InterMune is seeking FDA approval for a drug, pirfenidone, which was developed to treat a lung condition known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.”
“On top of the asthma and allergies, I'd contracted a blood disorder called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.”
“InterMune Inc. said a panel from the European medicines regulator gave a positive opinion on its application to market its pirfenidone treatment for the fatal condition known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.”
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distinct; private; personal
"Sick" is probably not the right word, but this is where I put diseases, problems and abnormalities until I find a better way to sort them.
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