MOR 366 - Funeral Pathology - Lesson 1.1

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Pathology

The study of the nature and cause of disease which involves change in structure and function; A condition produced by disease.

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Medical examiner

A physician who is trained and qualified for the task of investigating the cause of death and the circumstances surrounding it.

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Forensic Pathologist

Specially trained physicians who examine the bodies of people who died suddenly, unexpectedly or violently for the purpose of determining the cause (the ultimate and immediate reasons for the cessation of life) and manner of death (homicide, suicide, accidental, natural or unknown).

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Coroner

An official (originally, English crown officer) who investigates and holds inquests concerning death from unknown or violent causes.

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Pathological anatomy

The study of structural changes present during a disease.

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Microscopic pathology

The microscopic study of diseased tissues.

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Surgical pathology

The application of pathological procedures and techniques for investigating tissues removed surgically.

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Clinical pathology

The analysis of blood and body fluids (e.g., plasma, serum, cerebrospinal fluid, or urine) in the laboratory to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

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General pathology

The study of general processes of disease such as inflammation, degeneration, necrosis or cellular death, repair, etc., without reference to particular organs or organ systems.

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Special pathology

Deals with the special features of disease in relation to particular organs or organ systems.

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Physiologic pathology

The study of the functional changes in a body due to disease.

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Medico-legal pathology (Forensic pathology)

The investigatory study of tissue dealing with accidents, homicides, suicides, and criminal acts.

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Gross Pathology

The study of the structural changes which can be observed by the human eye without the aid of a microscope.