Concepts of Pathophysiology; Cell Injury/Death/Adaptation
1. Discuss the five essential components of pathophysiology
1. Etiology: is the "why" of disease-what is the reason for it-what caused it to happen?
The etiology is unknown-or
Liver Disorder Lecture Notes:
Hepatitis inflammation to the liver cells can be single or multifocal
Inflammation will trigger the process of fibrosis (fibrogenesis) Stlyate cells activates
fibrosis. Fibrosis leads to cirrhosis (last stage of fibrosis). On
Key Concepts: Electrolytes, Acid-Base Imbalances
Acid and Base Imbalances fall into two primary category types: Respiratory and Metabolic.
Understanding the underlying pathophysiology of what can cause each type is essential to being
able to confidently a