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what happens in left ventricular hypertrophy?

muscle of ventricle thickens


what is necrosis?

when there is irreversible cell death - long term cell injury and therefore cannot be repaired


what is oncosis?

oncosis is the pre lethal changes to cells that precede death


what are some cellular adaptions?

atrophy and hypertrophy


what happens in necrosis?

there is severe cell swelling and rupture


what is apoptosis?

it is internally controlled cell death


why does CO reduce oxygen transport?

it binds to Hb preferentially as it has a higher affinity for Hb than oxygen does - hypoxia


what can cause cell death?

CO, physical agents - trauma, radiation, temp, chemical agents - drugs, immunological reaction, infectious agent, genetic derangement and nutritional imbalances


what is the mode of action for trauma, acid, paracetamol OD, bacteria and radiation?

mechanical disruption of tissue
coagulates tissue proteins
metabolites will bind to liver cell proteins and lipoproteins
toxins and enzymes
damage to DNA


why does ATP depletion result in death?

there is not enough energy for the cell so the tissue dies , loss of intercellular calcium hemostasis, oxygen and oxygen free radicals, defects in membrane permeability and irreversible mitochondrial damage


`what are the three types of cell injury?

reversible, irreversible or ischaemia/reperfusion


what is the basis of reperfusion?

damage on reperfusion mediated by oxygen free radicals


what is reversible?

pallor, hydropic change, vacuolar degeneration and cell swelling


what is irreversible?

lysosome or mitochondrial swelling, leakage of enzymes or damage to membrane


what happens if damage is left too long?

reversible goes to irreversible


how is a cascade of damage caused?

sever mitochondrial injury


what is characteristic of reversible?

decrease in generation of ATP, loss of cell membrane integrity and defects in protein synthesis, and DNA damage


what does persistent and excessive injury lead to and what are the characteristics of this?

irreversible damage
severe mitochondrial damage
extensive damage to plasma membranes
lysosome swelling


what happens in irreversible damage?

there is leakage of membranes, therefore leakage of enzymes leading to apoptosis


what are three types of cell death?

necrosis, oncosis and apoptosis


what are some examples of programmed cell death?

menstruation and losing webbed digits - individual cell deletion in physiological growth control and in disease


how does atrophy result?

increased apoptosis in excessive cell loss


what are the characteristics of atrophy?

cell shrinkage, DNA fragmentation, formation of apoptotic bodies


how does reversible cell injury result in cell swelling?

decrease in ATP production, decrease in acitivity of Na/K pump, increased sodium in the cell, osmosis and water movement into the cell


how does enzymatic degradation and apoptosis occur in irreversible cell damage?

there is damage to the lysosome, mitochondrial and plasma membrane resulting in lysosome enzyme release into cytosol, Calcium into the cell and Cyt C leakage. Ca activated proteases and other enzymes and with lysozymes this results in enzymatic degradation. Cyt C and Calcium activate caspaces resulting in apoptosis


what is necrosis?

cell death that results from failure in bioenergy and loss of plasma membrane integrity - includes inflammation and repair


what are the differences between apotosis and necrosis?

size: A - cell shrinkage in one cell, N - cell swelling in many cells
uptake: A - cell contents ingested by enighbouring cells with no inflammatory response, N - cell contents is ingested by macrophages and significant inflammation
membrane: A - membrane blebbing but still integrity, apoptotic bodies form and N - loss of membrane integrity and cell lysis occurs
organelles: A - mitochondria release pro-apoptotic proteins, chromatin condensation and non-random DNA degradation, N - organelle swelling and lysosomal leakage, random degradation of DNA


does autophagy have an inflammatory response?

no - there is increased quantity of autophages formation - Atg proteins participation


what can you see under microscope in necrosis?

disorganisation - inflammatory responses


what types of necrosis are there?

fat, fibrinoid, coagulative, caseous, gangrenous or liquefactive