Pathology is the study of disease processes - with
emphasis on understanding the nature and causes
Clinical Pathology is the treatment of
patients who have diseases using the knowledge acquired
through pathological studies, e.g. studies in laboratories
using blood samples, urine samples, faeceal samples,
tissue samples etc..
More about Pathology:
A medical specialist in the field of pathology
is called a pathologist. The adjective used to refer
to matters relating to or arising from disease is
For example, a "pathological fracture"
is a fracture to a bone that has been caused by
the bone being diseased or otherwise abnormal (e.g.
by a mechanical force that would not have fractured
an equivalent healthy bone).
See also our glossary entry for "Pathology"
in the glossary section about "Medical