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Ch 30: MTEL Biology: Alterations of the Musculoskeletal System

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The material you've learned about the musculoskeletal system can be reinforced through this chapter before you take the MTEL Biology exam. The chapter's information on these topics comes in video format with accompanying text transcripts.

MTEL Biology: Alterations of the Musculoskeletal System - Chapter Summary

The symptoms, causes and treatment options for a number of musculoskeletal conditions such as gout are examined throughout the chapter. You'll also get the opportunity to prepare for any questions about the common signs of ankylosing spondylitis and different ways it can be diagnosed. Some more alterations covered that deal with potential MTEL Biology exam questions include the following:

  • Infectious causes of arthritis
  • Osteoporosis, osteomylitis, psoriasis, myopathy, osteomalacia and rickets
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Signs and management of Marfan syndrome
  • Types of broken bones and luxations
  • Different kinds of skeletal and muscle tumors
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Paget's disease of bone

Offered online and narrated by seasoned instructors, the videos quickly cover the lessons' major concentrations and can be reviewed using the video tags as needed. Watch on your computer, laptop or mobile device, then test what you've learned by taking the brief multiple-choice quizzes.

MTEL Biology: Alterations of the Musculoskeletal System Chapter Objectives

The Alterations of the Musculoskeletal System chapter allows you to check how familiar you are with each of the topics as you prepare for the MTEL Biology exam. The practice quizzes let you reaffirm your content knowledge after viewing the videos and lesson transcripts, and they also give you exposure to questions resembling the actual test items. The info you review in this chapter could show up in any of the Human Anatomy and Physiology subarea's 17-19 multiple-choice questions as well as in one of the two open-response items in the last subarea.

15 Lessons in Chapter 30: MTEL Biology: Alterations of the Musculoskeletal System
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What is Myopathy? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

1. What is Myopathy? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

This lesson will discuss what a myopathy is. We'll mention the two major classes of myopathies and some examples of each, as well as how they may be diagnosed and treated.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Affected Locations, Signs & Treatments

2. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Affected Locations, Signs & Treatments

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a devastating form of muscular dystrophy that affects one in 3,600 boys. This lesson explores the reason Duchenne muscular dystrophy occurs, as well as its diagnosis, treatment, and patient prognosis.

Osteoarthritis: Causes, Mechanism, and Treatment

3. Osteoarthritis: Causes, Mechanism, and Treatment

This lesson will discuss osteoarthritis. We'll talk about the basic pathophysiology behind what occurs in this condition, the risk factors involved, and the way by which it can be diagnosed and treated.

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

4. What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson explores a very common and well-known form of inflammatory arthritis called rheumatoid arthritis. We'll discuss why it occurs, how it can be diagnosed, how it differs from osteoarthritis, and how it can be treated.

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? - Symptoms & Treatment

5. What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? - Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson will go over a condition called ankylosing spondylitis and whom it is most likely to affect, why it may occur, what symptoms and signs it causes, and the way it can diagnosed and treated.

What is Gout? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

6. What is Gout? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson will cover a condition known as gout as well as the physiological mechanism behind its formation. We'll cover important clinical signs, diagnostics steps, and treatments utilized for this disease.

How Psoriasis Can Cause Arthritis

7. How Psoriasis Can Cause Arthritis

This lesson will discuss a condition called psoriatic arthritis. You'll find out if it's related to psoriasis, how your own body's defense systems may play a role, and how it can be diagnosed and treated.

Infectious Causes of Arthritis: Sepsis and Lyme

8. Infectious Causes of Arthritis: Sepsis and Lyme

This lesson will discuss septic arthritis and how Lyme disease may play a role in the development of arthritis. We'll talk about the ways septic arthritis may be diagnosed and treated.

What is Osteomyelitis? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

9. What is Osteomyelitis? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson will discuss something known as osteomyelitis. We'll talk about why it may occur, what a sequestrum and involucrum have to do with it, and how it can be diagnosed and treated.

What is Osteoporosis? - Definition, Causes & Treatment

10. What is Osteoporosis? - Definition, Causes & Treatment

Osteoporosis affects more than ten million people and causes more than one million fractures in the United States alone. Everyone is at risk for osteoporosis, but women are especially vulnerable. Learn more about this condition, including risk factors, causes, signs, diagnosis, and treatment in this video lesson.

Osteomalacia and Rickets:  Causes and Symptoms

11. Osteomalacia and Rickets: Causes and Symptoms

This lesson will discuss two similar conditions that are called osteomalacia and rickets. You'll find out whom they affect, why it happens, how they are diagnosed, and how they may be treated.

Paget's Disease of Bone: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

12. Paget's Disease of Bone: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

This lesson will discuss a condition known as Paget's disease of bone. We'll talk about its risk factors, why it occurs, how a doctor may diagnose it, as well as how it may be treated.

The Types of Broken Bones and Luxations

13. The Types of Broken Bones and Luxations

In this lesson, you'll learn about the many different kinds of bone fractures that may occur. We'll discuss open, closed, comminuted, complete, incomplete, and many other types of fractures and joint dislocations.

The Different Types of Skeletal and Muscle Tumors

14. The Different Types of Skeletal and Muscle Tumors

In this lesson, we'll take a look at three different types of cancers. One affects the bones and two affect different types of muscles in your body. We'll also go over how they may be diagnosed and treated.

Marfan Syndrome:  Signs and Management

15. Marfan Syndrome: Signs and Management

This lesson will explore a condition known as Marfan syndrome. It's a potentially deadly disease that involves everything from the skeleton to the heart. Find out more as we take a look at why it occurs and how it may be treated.

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