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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 pathy 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

Occupational stress
Sjogren's disease
Primary fungal diseases
Mercury as a pollutant
Alcohol abuse
Unhealthy anxiety
Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Münchausen by proxy syndrome
Chronic illness
Mental depression
Thyroid disorders
Health hazards of air pollution for plants
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Plant diseases
Gulf War syndrome
Brucellosis in animals
Lyme disease
Breast cancer
Acquired human immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

Action Strategies relating to Pathology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Immunization against disease
Conducting epidemiological studies linking chemical exposure and diseases
Preventing further incidence of AIDS

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