WGU Pathophysiology Review Questions and Answers
Which types of tissue most often develop tumors?
Epithelial and connective tissues
What are the fol... [Show More] lowing benign tumors?
Papilloma - A wart
Lipoma - begins in the fatty tissue
Myoma - Fibroid
Chondroma - Tumor of cartilage cells
What are sarcomas?
They are tumors that can be found anywhere and begin in connective tissue
What are the early signs of lymphoma
Fevers and night sweats
What is radiation therapy
When seeds are implanted into a malignant prostate and then irradiated, this is called radiation therapy. This is used to reduce damage to healthy tissue
Name what is a vesicle, pustule, macule, papule, excoriation
Vesicle - Small fluid filled elevation of skin (e.g. blister)
Pustule - (elevation of the skin containing white blood cells and cell debris)
Macule - A spot that is not raised or depressed. (such as a freckle)
Papule - A firm raised area of the skin (such as a pimple)
Excoriation (scratch in the skin)
Define the following:
Superficial partial thickness burn
Laceration - Rough jagged wound
Fissue - Crack in the skin
Ulcer - Store with disintegration and death of affected tissue
Superficial burn involves the epidermal layer of the skin
Superficial partial thickness burn appears with blisters and pain at the burn site
What are shingles and how are they treated
Shingles are painful vesicular lesions caused by varicella. The normal treatment is antiviral medications and costicosteroids to decrease pain.
What is Tissue destruction involving only the epidermal layer of the skin
What are two signs of allergic skin reactions
Pruritus (itching) and urticarial (hives)
What are three autoimmune diseases involving the skin?
Pemphigus, scleroderma and lupus erythematosus are all autoimmuse diseases involving the skin.
Damage to what can disturb equilibrium?
Semicircular canals in the ear
How can otitis media be prevented?
By placing a myingotomy tube in the ear
What results in progressive hearing loss?
What can alleviate age-related hearing loss?
Speaking in clear, low-pitched tones [Show Less]