Study Guide for dental students and dentists

This is a comprehensive study guide for dental students and dentists. On this site you will Histology of the Human Eye for UCLA Dental Students. In addition there is a comprehensive study guide for the Systemic Pathology.

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Saturday, September 24, 2005


Inflammation - Cells, Mediators & Immune and Autoimmune Disease

  • 1. List the changes that occur in hemodynamics, vascular permeability and inflammatory cell movement in acute inflammation

  • 2. What are the three types of granulocytes?

  • 3. Describe the components of the reticuloendothelial system.

  • 4. Define acute inflammation, chronic inflammation, and sub-acute inflammation.

  • 5. Define the term granuloma. Give an example of a disease characterized by granulomata.

  • 6. List and briefly describe some of the cardinal signs of inflammation.

  • 7. What is the complement system? Describe the two pathways.

  • 8. What is histamine?

  • 9. What can cause histamine to be released into the surrounding tissues?

  • 10. What are the effects of histamines?

  • 11. What is bradykinin? Describe how it is activated.

  • 12. What are prostaglandins?

  • 13. What are lymphokines?

  • 14. Define neutrophilic enzymes and their role in inflammation.

  • 15. Describe the similarities and differences among the four types of hypersensitive reactions.

  • 16. Describe the immune pathogenesis of each of the following:

  • 17. Goodpasture’s disease

  • 18. erythroblastosis fetalis

  • 19. pernicious anemia

  • 20. lupus erythematosus

  • 21. rheumatoid arthritis

  • 22. scleroderma

  • 23. Name four types of hypersensitivity reactions, and give a practical example of each.


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