Idiopathic is a term used when the cause of a condition is not known and is used in all branches of medicine, including radiology.
History and etymology
Idiopathic is derived from two Ancient Greek roots: ιδιος (idios) meaning one's own, and παθος (pathos) meaning disease.
- 1. William Alexander Newman Dorland. Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary. (2018) ISBN: 9781416023647
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