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What is Pathology?

Medicine, behind the scenes

Pathology is a medical specialty that examines how cells, tissues and organs respond to different stimuli, with an emphasis on understanding:

  • inflammation
  • new or abnormal tissue growth
  • fluid and hemodynamic derangements like edema, embolism and shock

What does a pathologist do?

Typically, pathologists are busy behind the scenes, studying body fluids and tissues and providing the information your doctor needs to make accurate diagnoses, monitor the progression of existing medical conditions and provide the best patient care possible. 

Pathologists are involved in research and diagnosis of a broad range of diseases and disorders.

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