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The endocrine organs provide the hormones which control so many of the body's physiology.  A hormone is a broadly defined term.  We may be familiar with hormones such as thyroid hormone but many substances, including vitamins, may function as hormones. Although this section includes organs which are primarily producing hormones, nearly every organ in the body, including the brain, is capable of producing hormones. 

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Basic Principles of Disease
Learn the basic disease classifications of cancers, infections, and inflammation

Commonly Used Terms
This is a glossary of terms often found in a pathology report.

Diagnostic Process
Learn how a pathologist makes a diagnosis using a microscope

Surgical Pathology Report
Examine an actual biopsy report to understand what each section means

Special Stains
Understand the tools the pathologist utilizes to aid in the diagnosis

How Accurate is My Report?
Pathologists actively oversee every area of the laboratory to ensure your report is accurate

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