Category: Pathophysiology

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Pathophysiology of Liver Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis of the liver is a chronic disease that causes cell destruction and fibrosis (scarring) of hepatic tissues. Fibrosis alters normal liver structure and vasculature, impairing blood and lymph flow...

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Pathophysiology of Amoebiasis

When cyst is swallowed, it passes through the stomach unharmed and shows no activity while in an acidic environment. When it reaches the alkaline medium of the intestine, the metacyst...

Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia

Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia

The pathophysiology of schizophrenia has long remained a mystery and still today, even with various hypotheses, remains somewhat uncertain: there are too many variants; not enough consistency in findings; and,...

Pathophysiology of Asthma

Pathophysiology of Asthma

1. An asthma attack may occur spontaneously or in response to a trigger. Either way, the attack progresses in the following manner: There is an initial release of inflammatory mediators...