Pathologies

The term “pathology”, in the medical field, indicates the study of the causes of a disease, that means the mechanisms that determine its alterations and effects.

In the biomedical field it’s more precisely defined as “general pathology”, while in the common language it’s considered as a synonym for the word “disease”.

In the medical field, a pathology represents an ongoing disease and the pathological state therefore represents a condition of suffering of the organism.