Pathology meaning

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Pathology is defined as a branch of medical science that studies the nature, effects, causes and consequences of disease.
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Any deviation from a healthy or normal condition; abnormality.
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A person must go to school for a medical degree plus an additional three to four years, concentrating solely in the field of pathology.
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The physical and mental abnormalities that result from disease or trauma.
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Pathologists work in hospital or private practice settings, looking at samples of tissue, blood, and fluid to identify abnormal factors of the samples and make a diagnosis of a patient’s condition and the disease that is causing their bodies to behave abnormally.

An example of pathology is when a pathologist studies the cells removed during a biopsy to test for signs of cancer.

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A departure or deviation from a normal condition.
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All the conditions, processes, or results of a particular disease.
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There are also many sub-specialties in the field of pathology that a pathologists can choose to concentrate on when studying.
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Pathologists are required to be board certified in the field of pathology once they have completed schooling.
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Most pathologists choose to become either clinical pathologists working in a lab or anatomical pathologists who practice in a sub-specialty of anatomical pathology.
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The scientific study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences.
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The anatomic or functional manifestations of a disease.

The pathology of cancer.

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The branch of medicine that deals with the nature of disease, esp. with the structural and functional changes caused by disease.
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Any abnormal variation from a sound or proper condition.
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The anatomic or functional manifestations of a disease.

The pathology of cancer.

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The scientific study of disease and its causes, processes, and effects.
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(medicine) The branch of medicine concerned with the study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences.
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The scientific study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences.
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Origin of pathology

  • From Ancient Greek πάθος (pathos, “disease") and -λογία (-logia, “study of").

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