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This part is focused on the microscopic examination of tissue in order to study the manifestations of disease. Specifically. histopathology refers to the 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.

However, cytopathology is referred to the science of the microscopic examines of free cells or tissue fragments. As a routine, histopathological examination of tissues starts with surgery, biopsy, or autopsy. The tissue is removed from the human body, animal body or plant, and then fixed (stabilized) in the fixative of choice, commonly formalin (10% formaldehyde in water). This part of the site.