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pathology

Friday 11 July 2003

Definition: Pathology is the study of diseases in humans.

Types

- diagnostic pathology

  • medical pathology
  • surgical pathology

According to the level of organization

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

By organs

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

See also

- physiopathology
- molecular pathology