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Pathology

Pathology in medicine, is the study and diagnosis of disease. The related scientific study of disease processes is called "general pathology".

The word pathology is from Greek word pathos which means "feeling, suffering".

Medical pathology is divided into two main branches, anatomical pathology and clinical pathology.

Medical pathologists work through examination of organs, tissues, bodily fluids, and whole bodies (autopsies).

The term " pathology" has a broader meaning in the science, which refers to the study of disease, not specifically in the domain of biology.

For example in psychology, the term "psychopathology", or simply "pathology," considers paths within its domain (mental, emotional and behavioral) to be forms of "illness" or "disease."