The term pathophysiology has two definitions:
- The functional changes associated with or resulting from disease or injury.
- The scientific study of such changes.
Thus, pathophysiological and pathophysiologist.
Physiopathology - physiopathological - physiopathologist
Many theories are being explored to explain the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder in the fields of genetics, neurotransmitters, microcellular changes and brain abnormalities. Understanding the physical causes of manic-depression is critical in the search for better treatments.