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What is histopathology?

Cervical smears + Post mortem

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What is chemical pathology?

Biochemical substance

3

What is microbiology?

Culture of bacteria

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What is haematology?

Blood - diagnose leukaemia

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What is immunology?

Antibodies - allergic disease

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What is hyperplasia?

Increase in cell number

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What is hypertrophy?

Increase in cell size

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What is metaplasia?

One cell is replaced my another

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What is atrophy?

Shrinkage in cell size

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What is hypoxia?

Low oxygen supply

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What is ischemia?

Loss of blood - loss of oxygen and nutrients

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What is chemical exposure?

Smoking, alcohol, paracetamol

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Any others reasons for cell death?

Infection, radiation, immune, age

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What is necrosis?

Damage to membrane allows enzymes to digest cell

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What is apoptosis?

Programmed cell death