Pathophysiology- Cancer

What is neoplasia? Disorder of altered cell differentiation and growth (new growth) Growth is uncoordinated and relatively autonomous autonomous Lacks normal regulatory controls over cell growth and division, tends to increase in size and grow after stimulus ceases or needs of organism are met Nomenclature for BENIGN tumors Named according Read more…

Pathophysiology I

Pathophysiology The study of abnormal states, specifically the functional changes that accompany a particular syndrome or disease. Disease An interruption, cessation, or disorder of the body system or organ structure that is characterized usually by a recognized etiologic agent or agents an identifiable group of signs and symptoms, or consistent Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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, Read more…

pathophysiology – Terms to know

etiology the study of the cause of disease (i.e. infections, heredity, alterations in immunity, malignancy, malnutrition, degeneration, or trauma) idiopathic cause of disease is unknown iatrogenic diseases that occur as a result of medical treatment example of iatrogenic antibiotic treatment that injures the kidney and results in renal failure is Read more…