Studying cell injury can be a bear! You can easily go down rabbit holes and get lost in details.
To help you avoid wasting time as you study, I put together a lecture summary that covers the most important points from these two lectures. Our exam questions will come directly from this summary – so if you understand the concepts in the summary, you should do well on the exam.
If you want a little more in-depth stuff to read, here are a couple posts from my Pathology Student website:
- A quick review of cell injury (short)
- What’s going on inside a cell when it gets injured? (even shorter, <250 words)
The picture above, by the way, shows dead heart tissue following a myocardial infarction (heart attack). In myocardial infarction, loss of blood flow to the heart results in a particular type of necrosis called coagulative necrosis, as Dr. Dolan mentioned in lecture. Here’s the same slide with labels:
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me! We can set up a Zoom meeting too, if that would be more convenient.