Unformatted text preview: man, animals and plants. Pathology: The study of disease. The prefix path relates in some way to disease: Pathogenicity: This is the ability of an agent to cause a disease. Pathogenesis: Is the manner in which the disease develops Etiology : Is the cause of the disease Infection: Root of this word implies to "dip into" or to "stain" it implies pathogens growing in the body. Focal infections are infections where the etiology is an organism growing and damaging tissue in an area of the body where it is not normally present. Example is E. coli in UTI's...
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