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Friday 11 July 2003

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Definition: Pathology is the study of diseases in living organisms . The study of diseases in humans is human pathology . By default, in this website, pathology must be understood as " human pathology ".

This study can be based on :
-  morphology : morphological pathology or morbid anatomy
- biochemistry of proteins and nucleic acids : molecular biology : molecular pathology

This study can be used during :
- clinical investigation : clinical pathology
- experimentation : experimental pathology

Types

- diagnostic pathology

According to the level of organization

- pathology of molecules ( molecular pathology )
- pathology of cellular components , as cellular organelles ( cellular pathology )
- pathology of cells ( cellular pathology)
- pathology of tissues ( tissular pathology )
- pathology of organs ( organ pathology / specialized pathology )
- pathology of systems ( systemic pathology )
- pathology of the body as a whole (general pathology )

By organs - Examples

- oral pathology
- cutaneous pathology ( skin )
- digestive pathology ( digestive system )
- renal pathology ( kidneys )
- immune system pathology ( immunopathology)
- bone pathology ( bones )

See also

- human pathology

  • general pathology
  • systemic pathology

- physiopathology
- molecular pathology
- systems pathology