General Pathology: Introduction

Inflammation, repair and neoplasia comprise the major cell and tissue responses to injury. Most diseases reflect one or more of these three processes. The pathways which produce inflammation, repair and neoplasia are complex, involving cytokines, cell regulatory factors and enzymes, and cellular synthesis of a wide repertory of molecules. Molecular studies in the last two decades have elucidated many of these pathways.

The General Pathology images are divided into subsections on Inflammation, Cell Injury, Repair and Physiologic Adaptation, Neoplasia, and a brief section to introduce Infectious Diseases. The images in General Pathology constitute a basic foundation for understanding the morphology of disease. It is an essential component of all medical students’ educations .