MOR 366 - Funeral Pathology - Lesson 1.3

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Degeneration

The deterioration of tissues with corresponding functional impairment as a result of disease or injury.

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Infiltration

The passage and accumulation of a substance into cells, tissues, or organs.

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Pigmentation

Normal or pathological coloration of skin or tissues.

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Hypertrophy

The enlargement of an organ or structure due to the increase in the SIZE of the cells composing it.

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Necrosis

Pathological death of cells, tissues, and organs while still a part of the living organism.

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Moist gangrene

Necrotic tissue resulting from inadequate venous drainage accompanied by the invasion of saprophytic bacteria.

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Dry gangrene (Ischemic necrosis)

Necrotic tissue due to a reduction in arterial blood supply to a body part that remains aseptic.

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Amelia

Congenital absence of one or more limbs.

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Cleft palate

A congenitally malformed palate with a fissure along the midline.

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Hyperplasia

The increase in the size of an organ or tissue due to the excessive but regulated increase in the NUMBER of its cells.

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Hypoplasia

Underdevelopment of a tissue, organ, or the body.

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Malformation (Anomaly)

A defect or deformity.

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Metaplasia

Replacement of one type of tissue into a form that is not normally found there.

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Phocomelia

A congenital condition in which the proximal portions of the limbs are poorly developed or absent. .

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Spina bifida

A congenital defect in which part of the vertebral column is absent or there is incomplete closure.

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Regeneration

The replacement of damaged cells with normal cells of the same type.

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Aplasia

Failure of tissue or an organ to develop normally.

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Hernia

Abnormal protrusion of a part of an organ or tissue through a weak spot in the wall that normally contains it.

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Atrophy

A wasting; decrease in the size of an organ or tissue.