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11 Cards in this Set

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shrinkage of cells caused by disuse or neurological damage.
enlargement of cells caused by cardiac conditions or exercise
increase in RBC count caused by high altitudes and uterine issues
Why do high altitudes cause an increase in the body's RBC count?
There is not as much oxygen in the air so more cells are created to carry the oxygen.
changes in cells caused by chronic irritation.

Ex: smoking causes columnar cells to change to squamous (flatter) epitheilium.
-disorderly growth of cells
-a biopsy is usually needed to determine malignancy
2 types of cell death:
1. necrosis (death of cells, tissues, organs)
2. gengrene (necrosis caused by lack of blood supply)
3 types of gangrene:
1. dry (lack of circulation)
2. wet (infectious nature; diabetes)
3. gas (bacterial; war victims)
What are the acidic parts of the body?
skin, urine, vagina, stomach

-used as a body defense
5 Types of cell injury:
1. hypoxic (in the heart and lungs)
2. nutritional
3. infectious (bacteria, virus)
4. chemical
5. physical and mechanical (temp, atmosphere, electrical, radiation)
-the more serious an infection
-it usually affects organs