PHARM D (DOCTOR OF PHARMACY)

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

Pathophysiology or physiopathology is a convergence of pathology with physiology. Pathology is the medical discipline that describes conditions typically observed during a disease state, whereas physiology is the biological discipline that describes processes or mechanisms operating within an organism. Pathology describes the abnormal or undesired condition, whereas pathophysiology seeks to explain the physiological processes or mechanisms whereby such condition develops and progresses.

Pathophysiology can also mean the functional changes associated with or resulting from disease or injury. Another definition is the functional changes that accompany a particular disease

BIO-CHEMISTRY

The branch of science concerned with the chemical and physic-chemical processes and substances which occur within living organisms. the processes and substances with which the science of biochemistry is concerned.