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Hyperplasia Increase in cell number. Cells retain normal structure. Causes of hyperplasia – hormone signaling (uterine lining) – increased functional workload (increased blood cells due to high altitude living) Hypertrophy Increase in cell size. Cells retain normal structure. Causes of Hypertrophy – hormonal signaling (breast cells for lactation) – increased functional workload (weight training, immune […]

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Immunity: Pathophysiology

How are the defenses of immunity divided? The defenses of immunity are divided into: 1. 1st line of defense 2. 2nd line of defense 3. 3rd line of defense First Line of Defense Innate resistance Second Line of Defense Inflammation Third Line of Defense Adaptive (acquired immunity) -normal immune response What does the first line […]

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Nursing pathophysiology

Hypertrophy -increased size and functional capacity of cells -increased workload causes increase in size -will revert to normal if the cause is removed -ex: body buider–muscle mass Atrophy -decreased size and functional capacity -decrease use causes decreased size of cells examples: occurs in muscles, brain, and kidneys physiologic-uterus shrinkage post partum Hyperplasia increase in number […]

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Pathophysiology and Pharmacology Exam 1

Pathophysiology the study of underlying changes in body physiology that result from disease or injury. Etiology study of the cause of disease Clinical manifestations s/s, evidence of disease, local and systemic Risk factors predisposing) increase disease probability, but do not cause. Complications onset of disease while having an existing disease Hypertrophy increase in the size […]

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Foundations of Pathophysiology

Pathology the study of the structural (physical) changes in cells, tissues, and organs, due to disease or injury Pathophysiology the study of the physiological (functional) changes in cells, tissues, and organs, due to disease or injury Pathologist – diagnoses disease based upon structural and/or functional changes to aid in treatment, prognosis, and patient care – […]

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Chapter 1: Introduction to Pathophysiology

Pathology A branch of medicine that deals with the structural and functional changes in tissues and organs of the body that cause or are caused by disease. Pathophysiology A specific branch of pathology that studies functional or physiologic changes in the body that results from disease processes. Anaerobic Metabolism and function without oxygen Apoptosis Normal […]

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Pathophysiology – Fluid & Electrolytes

2 Compartments of Body Fluid Intracellular Fluid and Extracellular Fluid Intracellular Fluid Comprises all the fluid contained within the cells. Extracellular Fluid Comprises all the fluid outside the cells including interstitial fluid (the space between cells and outside blood vessels) and intravascular fluid (blood plasma). Total Body Water (TBW) Sum of fluids within all compartments. […]

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West Coast University Pathophysiology Week 1: Ch. 1, Ch. 2, Ch.4, Ch.7

Etiology The known cause for the disease. The study of causes/reasons for phenomena. Identify’s causal factors acting in concert that provoke a particular disease or injury. Pathophysiology The study of disease process. Idiopathic The cause of the disease is unknown Iatrogenic Causes results from unintended or unwanted medical treatment. Example: Mistakes made in surgery, or […]

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