Originally posted by sardarg89
pathology= classification and description of disease.
pathophysiology= the physiologic mechanism leading to disease/pathology.
Originally posted by jed2023
If you want a more concrete feeling for what I am talking about, compare the two review books, BRS Pathology and Pathophysiology for the Boards and Wards. The former just describes lots of diseases and their major highlights. The latter does much of the same but also has explanations with arrows going up and down, flow charts, and more answers to the question, "Why?"