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Preeclampsia-Pathophysiology

Preeclampsia Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

One of the toxemias of pregnancy is preeclampsia which is characterized by an increased blood pressure, proteinuria and edema.It usually occurs in the late...
pulmonary-embolism-pathophysiology

Pulmonary Embolism Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Pulmonary embolism is most commonly due to a blood clot or thrombus. However, other types of emboli occur from air, fat, amniotic fluid and...
diabetic-ketoacidosis-pathophysiology

Pathophysiology of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic Ketoacidosis is a serious complication of Diabetes Mellitus Type 1. The problem in Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 is the absolute lack of insulin....
Acute Glomerulonephritis

Acute Glomerulonephritis (AGN) Pathophysiology & Schematic Diagram

The kidney/s are the main organs of the urinary system. Its primary function is to filter the blood for waste products and excrete it...
congestive-heart-failure-pathophysiology schematic diagram

Congestive Heart Failure Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Congestive heart failure (CHF) otherwise known as cardiac failure refers as the inability of the heart to pump sufficient blood to meet needs of...
hydrocephalus-pathophysiology

Hydrocephalus Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

What is Cerebrospinal Fluid? CSF is a colourless fluid that circulates around the surface of the brain and the spinal cord. CSF serves as a...
Bleeding Esophageal Varices Pathopgysiology

Bleeding Esophageal Varices Pathopysiology & Schematic Diagram

Esophageal varices are dilated veins forming vesicles on the lower portion of the esophagus and stomach. These are highly sensitive to pressure like coughing...
Cholelithiasis (Gallstone) picture

Cholelithiasis (Gallstones) Pathophysiology & Schematic Diagram

Gallstones or Cholelithiasis is the most common disease of the biliary system affecting nearly 20 million people in the United States alone. Gall stones...
squamous-cell-cancer--pathophysiology

Squamous Cell Cancer Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

What is Squamous Cell Cancer? The exact etiology of Squamous Cell Cancer is unknown. However medical textbooks point out different risk factors such as exposure...
hyperthyroidism-pathophysiology

Hyperthyroidism Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Hyperthyroidism is the second most prevalent endocrine disorder next to diabetes mellitus. According to Tierney, et. al. on 2005, it affects women eight times...
Esophagitis Pathophysiology

Esophagitis Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Esophagitis is a health condition wherein there is an inflammation of the esophagus. This comes either acute or chronic. It affects a staggering 15%...
physiology-hypokalemia

Hypokalemia Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Potassium Potassium is a major intracellular electrolyte. About 98% of potassium is found inside the cells of the body while the remaining 2% is located...