Pathology is study that focuses on the cause and resulting changes brought about by diseases or injuries. This medical specialty may be applied to several different branches in the industry, so it is therefore important to retain an expert with the background and knowledge relevant to your particular case.
The pathology field is a scientific area of study, as results found in the discipline are determined by examining various tissue, fluid, and/or organ samples. These tests, which require forensic laboratories, may have several applications in preventing and treating a wide variety of diseases. Any type of disease or field of medicine may be relevant to pathology, including cancer, oncology, molecular biology, urology, tumors, gynecology, pediatrics, hematology, birth injuries, liver disease, hepatitis, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, language disorders, infectious diseases, and other areas of focus.
Most often relevant to court cases is forensic pathology, which evaluates a corpse to determine the cause of death. Like other areas of pathology, a tissue sample is taken from the body and examined within a laboratory setting. In addition to determining causes of death, forensic pathologists are often utilized to identify a corpse. Laboratory testing is also used for toxicology, autopsies, microbiology, and other types of forensic inspections.
Aside from medical pathology, pathology may also be used for agricultural purposes in determining how plant life can be maintained. Plant pathologists examine landscape, horticulture, arboriculture, and trees to learn more about plant preservation and landscape maintenance.
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