Pathology (from Greek _gr. πάθος, "pathos", "fate, harm"; and _gr. -λογία, "-logia") 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

General pathology

Pathology as a medical specialty

Anatomical pathology

Clinical pathology

Forensic pathology

Veterinary pathology

Plant pathology

ee also

*Molecular pathology
*Medical laboratory
* Important publications in pathology

External links

* [ 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]
* [] (Atlas in Human Pathology)
* [ Immunohistochemistry protocols and troubleshooting]
* []
* [ Neuropathology blog]
* [ Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland]
* [ Royal College of Pathologists (UK)]
* [http://www, 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]
* [ - 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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  • pathology — (n.) science of diseases, 1610s, from Fr. pathologie, from Mod.L. pathologia, from Gk. pathologikos treating of disease, from pathos suffering (see PATHOS (Cf. pathos)) + logia study (see LOGY (Cf. logy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pathology — ► NOUN 1) the branch of medicine concerned with the causes and effects of diseases. 2) the typical behaviour of a disease. DERIVATIVES pathologist noun …   English terms dictionary

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