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.
Patho physiology of COPD is the physical changes starts with damage to air sacs and airways in the lungs. COPD comprises of airway inflammation, dysfunction of mucociliations and structural changes of airway. Various factors of pathophysiology are inflammation, infection, airway limitation, pulmonary hypertension and weight loss.
Related Journals of Patho physiology
Cardiovascular Pathology: Open Access, Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pathology, Diagnostic Pathology: Open Access, Diagnostic Pathology, Diagnostic Cytopathology, Folia Neuropathologica, Histology and Histopathology, Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology, International Journal of Surgical Pathology.