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Pathology
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A pathologist examines a tissue section for evidence of cancerous cells while a surgeon observes.
Focus Disease
Subdivisions Anatomical pathology, clinical pathology, dermatopathology, forensic pathology, hematopathology, histopathology, molecular pathology, surgical pathology
Significant diseases All infectious and organic diseases and physiological disorders.
Significant tests All medical diagnostic tests, particular biopsy, blood analysis, dissection, and other applications of medical microscopy
Specialist Pathologist

Pathology is the study and medical diagnosis of disease, especially after death. Techniques include dissection, microscopic examination of tissues and chemical analysis of fluids. The legal setting for pathology is an autopsy, which is done to discover the cause of death. A person who does this work is called a pathologist.

Pathology is a science that concerns with finding the cause (etiology) or presence of a disease by careful examination of a tissue or sample of any component of the body by scrutinizing it.

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