The determination of what is wrong with a patient is called a diagnosis. Any disruption of normal body function is regarded as a disease. Structural changes associated with a disease are called lesions. Diseases may be classified into two broad categories:
• Organic: disease that has identifiable lesions.
• Functional: disease with no lesions.
The term pathology refers to the study of disease. A pathologist specializes in the diagnosis and classification of diseases. Etiology is… Continue