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Pathogenesis, Disease Prevention & Control - Chapter Summary
These lessons on pathogenesis, disease prevention and control were developed by our experts as a way to help to better understand things like inflammatory responses and the effect those responses have on the entire body. They also highlight techniques and examples of surgical asepsis. You will take a look at the inner workings of human immune system and learn other lesson-specific information, such as:
- What pathogenesis means
- Major alternatives available for the treatment of inflammation
- Epidemic, endemic and pandemic disease
- How Yersinia pestis caused the spread of the pneumonic and bubonic plague diseases
These text and video lessons are designed to be completed in five to ten minutes. The companion self-assessment is used as a quick test of your comprehension and retention of the material covered. You can manage your progress on the dashboard provided. An end-of-chapter test will verify that you understood the main chapter concepts and subject matter.
1. Pathogenesis: Definition & Example
In this lesson, we'll learn about pathogenesis. We'll examine the steps that are involved and follow an example of going through the pathogenesis process.
2. How the Human Immune System Works
Your immune system protects you against microorganisms that could make you sick. It is made up of an army of white blood cells that work together to recognize and destroy the bad guys. Learn how your immune system and immunizations work.
3. The Inflammatory Response's Effect on the Entire Body
This lesson will discuss two important roles systemic inflammation is involved in: fever and leukocytosis. It will also discuss the flip-side, two bad components of systemic inflammation: cachexia and anaphylactic shock.
4. The Spread of Disease: Endemic, Epidemic & Pandemic
This lesson will talk about what an endemic disease is and how it is different from an epidemic. We'll also discuss how an epidemic differs from something known as a pandemic. Finally, we'll look at some examples of each to help solidify these points.
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