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, I thought I’d share a few short summaries of cell injury with you. Feel free to use these, or not, as you see fit – they are totally optional.
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 her lecture yesterday. Here’s the same slide with labels:
To help you as you study the cell injury lectures, I put together a summary of the most important points from the 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)