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Cancer Pathophysiology & Schematic Diagram

Cancer Pathophysiology & Schematic Diagram

A. Definition Cancer is a condition that results from abnormal cellular DNA. It is a condition wherein cells mutate and increase number, with changes in their morphology and without any function. The increase in the number of these cells infects other cells and causes them to behave the same way, a condition termed as “malignancy”.Cancer […]

Dengue (Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever) Pathophysiology & Schematic Diagram

Dengue (Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever) Pathophysiology & Schematic Diagram

Dengue is the most common and important mosquito-borne viral infection and can manifest as Dengue Fever (DF), which is often a self-limiting febrile illness or less commonly dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF). The major pathophysiologic hallmarks that distinguish DHF from DF and other diseases are increased vascular permeability leading to plasma leakage and circulatory collapse (Dengue […]

Stroke Pathophysiology & Schematic Diagram

Stroke Pathophysiology & Schematic Diagram

Stroke or otherwise known as cerebrovascular accident (CVA), or sometimes called as cerebrovascular disease (CVD) is the infarction of a specific portion of the brain brought about by insufficient blood supply. Stroke may occur due to thrombosis; embolism due to fragments of blood clots, presence of a tumor, fat, bacteria or air; intracerebral hemorrhage because […]