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Pathology is the study of the causes and effects of disease or injury. The word pathology also refers to the study of disease in general, incorporating a wide range of bioscience research fields and medical practices. However, when used in the context of modern medical treatment, the term is often used in a more narrow fashion to refer to processes and tests which fall within the contemporary medical field of "general pathology", an area which includes a number of distinct but inter-related medical specialties that diagnose disease, mostly through analysis of tissue, cell, and body fluid samples. Idiomatically, "a pathology" may also refer to the predicted or actual progression of particular diseases, and the affix path is sometimes used to indicate a state of disease in cases of both physical ailment and psychological conditions. A physician practicing pathology is called a pathologist.

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Organizations relating to Pathology

Southern African Society for Plant Pathology / Pietermaritzburg, South Africa / Est. 1962
Healthcare Infection Society / London, UK / Est. 1980
International Society for Affective Disorders / London, UK / Est. 2001
Nordic Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases / Aarhus, Denmark / Est. 1983
Mediterranean Society of Otology and Audiology / Jerusalem, Israel / Est. 1987
Newscoverage Unlimited / Chicago IL, USA
Africa Humanitarian Action / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Est. 1994
Association for Nordic Dialysis and Transplant Personnel / Helsinki, Finland / Est. 1972
European Dana Alliance for the Brain / London, UK / Est. 1997
European College for the Study of Vulval Diseases / Windsor, UK / Est. 1997
International Symposium on Epidemiology and Control of Salmonella and Other Foodborne Pathogens of Pork
Genetic Resources Center / Est. 1989
International Consultation on Urological Diseases / Bristol, UK / Est. 1994
European Shock Society, The / Cologne, Germany / Est. 1983
International Immunocompromised Host Society / Est. 1980
International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma / Giessen, Germany
European Heart House / Sophia Antipolis, France / Est. 1993
Latin American Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases / Est. 1984
Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology / Baltimore MD, USA / Est. 1979
International Academy of Pathology / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 1906
Infections Control World Organization
European Foundation for Plant Pathology / Wageningen, Netherlands / Est. 1990
North American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank / Greenport NY, USA / Est. 1982
Ecole doctorale régionale de l\'afrique centrale, Infectologie tropicale
Paleopathology Association / Bradford, UK / Est. 1973

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World Problems relating to Pathology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Munchausen by proxy syndrome
Gulf War syndrome
Chronic illness
Breast cancer
Mental depression
Thyroid disorders
E coli infection
Denial of rights of mental patients
Human disease and disability
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Personality disorders
Fungal plant diseases
Occupational illness of musicians
Viral plant diseases
Iodine deficiency disorders
Bureaucracy as an organizational disease
Atopic illnesses
Diseases of the respiratory system
Acquired human immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Maternal malnutrition

Action Strategies relating to Pathology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Improving intersectoral approaches to communicable diseases
Ensuring clean drinking water
Supporting people with AIDS
Supporting people with genetic defects
Correcting eating disorders
Using vaccines to prevent communicable diseases
Studying infectious diseases in animals
Eliminating infectious disease spread
Studying extraterrestrial infectious diseases and bacteria
Studying genetic defects and diseases
Treating rheumatic diseases
Studying cerebrovascular disease
Undertaking cancer research
Studying infectious and parasitic diseases
Studying diseases of the skin
Treating kidney damage
Studying eye diseases and disorders
Correcting mental disorder
Promoting basic respiratory research
Studying diseases of blood and blood-forming organs
Preventing disease
Preventing further incidence of AIDS
Treating sexually transmitted diseases
Immunizing against disease
Reducing social symptoms of ill health

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