Autoimmune systemic disease affecting connective tissue around body; usually affects the smaller synovial joints; rheumatoid factor (autoantibody directed against globulin); chronic inflammation, thickening of synovial joints, fibrous adhesions, fever, edema, joint stiffness
Inflammation of the glomeruli; caused by antigen-antibody reaction in glomeruli; immune-complex (occurs after strep., circulating antigen and antibody complexes get stuck in glomeruli) and anti-glomerular basement membrane (autoantibodies attack glomerular basement membrane); reduced urine output, rbc and protein in urine, retained waste products
This class was tough.
I recommend pathophysiology to every student pursing a career in the medical field. Pathophysiology teach the most common abnormalities that can occur within the human body. It is a fascinating and important student to learn.
The highlights of this course was using a 'clicker' to answer questions during lecture and get an answer in real time. These questions prepared you for each exam by knowing how the material is typically presented on a test. In pathophysiology you learn about what certain characteristics are associated with disease and illness.
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The advice I would give to students completing this course would be to do all the reading and watch additional videos covering the topic. The course is not easy, but extremely valuable. It is important not to memorize the material, but to understand the content and cognitively approach each topic.