Flashcards in Role of Pathology in Medicine Deck (19)
what is epidemiology?
epidemiology is identifying who will get a disease
what is the term for the cause?
what is pathogenesis?
pathogenesis is the manner of development of a disease
what is pathology?
pathology is the scientific study of disease
what is disease?
disease is the abnormality of the body that causes a loss of normal health
what is a sign of acute inflammation?
a lot of neutrophils present
what does a pale grey area on a CT scan show?
inflammation caused by bacterial infections
what are melanocytes?
they are at the bottom of the skin - abnormal growth of melanocytes can lead to melanoma
what do the prefixes and suffixes of disease mean?
ana - absences
dys - disorder
hyper - excessive
hypo - deficiency
meta - change from one state to another
itis - inflammatory process
oma - tumour
osis - state or condition
oid - bearing resemblance to
penia - lack of
cytosis - increased number of cells
ecstasis - dilation
plasia - disorder of growth
opathy - abnormal state lacking specific characteristic
define these basic terms: hypertrophy?
excessive growth of cells - no extra cells
when a blood clot moves from the site of origin to another site
excessive increase in number of cells
abnormal connection between 2 epithelial lined areas
disordered growth or development of cells
the development of a secondary malignant growth at a site distant from primary site
what the tumour looks like, stage is the progression and whether it has moved sites