1 the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
2 any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
EtymologyFrom sc=polytonic and sc=polytonic.
- The branch of medicine concerned with the study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences.
- Any deviation from a healthy or normal condition; abnormality.
- anatomical pathology
- chemical pathology
- experimental pathology
- forensic pathology
- plant pathology
the branch of medicine
Pathology is the study and diagnosis of disease through examination of organs, tissues, bodily fluids and whole bodies (Autopsy). The term also encompasses the related scientific study of disease processes, called General pathology.
Medical pathology is divided in two main branches, Anatomical pathology and Clinical pathology. Veterinary pathology is concerned with animal disease whereas Phytopathology is the study of plant diseases.
History of pathology
Pathology as a medical specialty
- Association of Clinical Biochemistry (UK)
- American Society for Investigative Pathology
- American Society of Cytopathology
- British Neuropathological Society
- Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital - Clinicopathological Conference
- College of American Pathologists
- Flickr group: Pathology and Lab Medicine: numerous photos illustrating the work of pathologists.
- HistoPathology Atlas
- humpath.com (Atlas in Human Pathology)
- Immunohistochemistry protocols and troubleshooting
- Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland
- Royal College of Pathologists (UK)
- [http://www,rcpa.edu.au Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (Australia & Oceania)]
- Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology - Leading Australian Pathology Laboratory.
- United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
- WebPath: The Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education
- Pathtalk.org - A community weblog about pathology-related topics.
- What is a Pathologist? - a perspective from UK pathologist Fraser Charlton.
- Pathologypics - an interactive community-driven histology atlas
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