Flashcards in 1 Intro to Pathology Deck (15):
What is pathology?
definition: study of disease, its biochemical & structural changes.
[things "gone bad"]
Clinical definition: study of disease by lab methods
Basic Sciences means?
Define etiology? give examples?
-initiating cause of disease
-genetic, acquired, multifactorial, hypoxia, etc
"What it looks like" (gross & histologically)
Anatomic pathology is?
gross & microscopic methods
Biopsy is what? What's the dif between excisional vs incisional?
-chunk of tissue removal
-Incisional: a piece of lesion is removed
-Excisional: whole lesion removed excised or incised
What do clinical pathologists do?
lab med. (anything "non-morphologic", such as biochemical, immunologic, etc)
What is cytology?
exam of scraped/shed cells from body surfaces for purpose of diagnosis.
Diagnosis has 2 definitions. Name them.
1-name given to a disease
2-process of arriving at diagnosis
any abnormality of gross, histologic, genetic/molecular structure of the body. (doesn't have to be visible, it can be a lesion of a protein for ex.)
abnormal physiologic or biochemical activity resulting in signs, symptoms, lab abnormalities.
probability a patient will get better/worse & how fast
Define risk factors?
observable (by sight, palpation, etc) manifestation of disease