Here are a few quick reads on today’s inflammation lecture material. These are NOT REQUIRED! Just use them – or not – however it feels best for you.
Inflammation is a really important topic for you guys. You’ll definitely be expected to recognize and understand the importance of inflammatory cells in oral pathology lesions. And you’ll definitely be causing some serious inflammation if you keep poking people with those long sharp silver things. So it’s a good idea for you to be able to understand the differences between acute and chronic inflammation, both in mechanism and under the microscope.
- Neutrophil vs. monocyte. You have to be able to identify the different types of cells in inflammatory responses.
- How to differentiate acute from chronic inflammation in histologic sections. Hint: it has to do with “busy-ness” and Micky Mouse ears.
- Ode to the Granuloma. When my kids were little, they sang “Granuloma” to “My Sharona.” It worked! But I worry about messing up their heads with medical stuff.
- Here’s a little summary of top 10 things you should know about inflammation. Note that not all of these were discussed in class! So the ones that weren’t – like transudate and exudate – you’re not responsible for.