|pathogenesis of a disease is the biological mechanism (or mechanisms) that lead to the diseased state. The term pathogenesis┬Ł comes from the Greek words for disease┬Ł and beginning. Pathogenesis is the development of disease, from the initial appearance of disease all the way to its end stages. It is a multi-factorial process which depends on the immune status of the host, the nature of the species or strain (virulence factors) and the number of organisms in the initial exposure. The study of pathogenesis is important for medical professionals, as it helps them identify and treat diseases. It is also part of the work of laboratory sciences who work on cures and treatments for diseases, as each stage of pathogenesis represents a potential possibility for interrupting the progression of the disease.
Scholarly journal is a peer-reviewed journal in which scholarship relating to a particular academic discipline is published. Scholarly journals serve as forums for the introduction and presentation for scrutiny of new research, and the critique of existing research. Content typically takes the form of articles presenting original research, review articles, and book reviews. The term Scholarly journal applies to scholarly publications in all fields; this article discusses the aspects common to all academic field journals.