Histopathology is the microscopical examination of various forms of biological tissues to detect the appearance of diseased cells and tissues in very fine detail. The word "histopathology" is coined from a combination of three Greek words: histos meaning tissue, pathos meaning disease or suffering, and logos meaning study. A tissue diagnosis can be made on the basis of biopsy material taken from the patient on the ward or in the operating theatre, or from autopsy material.
Histopathology is the study of microscopic changes or abnormalities in tissues that are resultant of diseases. The main use of histopathology in clinical medicine is examination of a biopsy or surgical specimen by a pathologist, after the specimen has been processed and histological sections have been placed onto glass slides.
Scholarly peer review is the process of subjecting an author's scholarly work, research, or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field, before a paper describing this work is published in a journal. The work may be accepted, considered acceptable with revisions, or rejected. Peer review requires a community of experts in a given (narrowly defined) field, who are qualified and able to perform reasonably impartial review.
Last date updated on September, 2014