General Pathology is undoubtedly one of the most difficult subjects from NEET MDS 2017 perspective.

BDS graduates often face difficulty in retaining this subject since it is volatile and very extensive.

In order to assist the candidates in their preparation of General Pathology, we have compiled this article which will bring forth the Most Important Topics of General Pathology for NEET MDS.

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Most Important Topics of General Pathology for NEET MDS 2017

Here a list of the Most Important Topics of General Pathology:

Unit Name

Most Important Topics

Cell, Injury and Repair

Pinocytosis, Phagocytosis 

Cell Injury due to Hypoxia and Ischemia 

Cellular Responses to Stress and Noxious Stimuli 

Pyknosis, Karyolysis 

Reversible and Irreversible Cell Injury

Apoptosis and Necrosis

Types of Necrosis, Gangrene 


Wound Healing and Repair

Cell Cycle, Labile, Quiescent and Permanent Cells

Factors Favorable and Non-Favorable for Wound Healing

Keloid Scars, Fractures of Bone

Healing by Primary and Secondary Intention

Peripheral Nerve Degeneration

Injuries of Nerve 



Vascular and Cellular Changes in Acute Inflammation

Margination, Pavementing 

Emigration, Transudate, Exudate

Leukocytosis, Leukotrienes 

Prostaglandins, Bradykinin

Chemical Mediators of Inflammation

Killing Mechanisms in Neutrophils 

Plasma Cells, Giant Cells

Granulomatous Inflammation

Types of Exudate 


Fluid and Haemodynamic Pathology

Favorable and Unfavorable Factors for Oedema 

Lymphoedema, Echhymosis, Purpura

Arterial and Venous Thrombi

Pulmonary Embolism

Myocardial Infarction, Infarcts

Lines of Zahn, Caisson’s Disease

Aneurysm, Coarctation of Aorta 


Pathology of Cell Proliferation and Neoplasia

Hyperplasia, Anaplasia, Hypertrophy

Metaplasia, Dysplasia, Carcinoma in situ

Carcinogens, Ames Test

Methods of Detection of Mutation

Oncogenes, Chromosomal Translocations 

Choristoma, Hamartoma, Teratoma

Nomenclature of Tumors 

Benign and Malignant Tumors 

Carcinogenesis, Most Common Malignancies 

Burkitt’s Lymphoma, Serum Tumor Markers 

Ewing’s Sarcoma, Osteosarcoma 

Radiation Effect on Tissues, Radio Sensitivity


Pathological Deposits

Primary and Secondary Amyloidosis 

Congo Staining, Sago Spleen

Amyloid Deposits on Tongue 

Metastatic and Dystrophic Calcification


Immunology and Genetics

Drumstick Body, Barr Body

Structural Abnormalities in Chromosomes like Deletion, Duplication, Translocation, etc

Variations in Chromosomal number

Turner’s Syndrome, HLA

Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Erythroblastosis Fetalis 


Acute and Chronic Infections

Adenopathy, Lepra cells

Lepromatous and Tuberculoid Leprosy

Koplik spots, Syphillis 

Tuberculosis, Miliary tuberculosis

Cold abscess, Ghon complex 

Occupational diseases of lungs


Pathology of Blood Cells

Nutritional Deficiency Anaemia

Megaloblastic Anaemia 

Classification of Anaemia

Howell-Jolly Bodies

Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency

Sickle Cell Anaemia, Cooley’s Anaemia

Auer Bodies, Philadelphia Chromosome

Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia, FAB Classification

Bleeding Time and Clotting Time

Reed Sternberg Cells


Cardiovascular Pathology

Hyperemia, Cor Pulmonale 

Left and Right Heart Failures

Nutmeg Liver, Gamna-Gandy Bodies

Chronic Venous Congestion

Pulmonary Hypertension, Myocardial Infarction

Atherosclerosis, Rose Waaler Test

Enzyme Levels in Myocardial Infarction 

Acute and Sub-Acute Myocardial Infarction

Rheumatic Fever


Respiratory Pathology

Bronchial Asthma, Emphysema

Pneumonia, Reid Index




Gastrointestinal Pathology

Ascites, Liver Cirrhosis


Duodenal Peptic Ulcers


Gastric Ulcers, Crohn Disease


Haemoptysis, Acute Biliary Obstruction


Jaundice, Cholrestasis


Un-Conjugated and Conjugated Hyperbilirubinemia



Renal Pathology

Nephrolithiasis, Nephrosclerosis

Pyelonephritis, Good Pasture Syndrome

Kimmelstiel-Wilson Disease 


Miscellaneous Topics

Decubitus Ulcer, Undermining Ulcer 

Flow cytometry, Addison’s Disease

Pheochromocytoma, Diabetes Mellitus


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