pathological diagnosis


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pathological diagnosis

a diagnosis arrived at by an examination of the substance and function of the tissues of the body, especially of the abnormal developmental changes in the tissues by histological techniques of tissue examination.

pathological diagnosis

Determination of the cause or causes of an illness by examining fluids and tissues from the patient before or after death. The examination may be performed on blood, plasma, microscopic tissue samples, or gross specimens.
See: autopsy; pathology
See also: diagnosis
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