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Etiology

Definition

Etiology describes the cause or causes of a disease.

References

Dorland's Online Medical Dictionary. Available at: www.dorlands.com//def.jsp?id=100037257. Accessed April 28, 2015.

Review Date: 
4/21/2015
Reviewed By: 
Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.