Principles of Cell/Tissue Injury
The viability of a cell is dependent on its ability to produce energy, to manufacture essential proteins, to maintain its structural integrity and, in most cases, to replicate. Interference with any of these functions can affect the entire cell and may be reflected by structural, biochemical, or molecular changes within the cell which may ultimately be expressed as clinical signs and symptoms of “disease”. “Health”, therefore, depends on the ability of cells to maintain structural and functional stability (a steady state) in the face of a constantly changing microenvironment, a process termed homeostasis.
KeywordsGlycogen Storage Disease Acute Poisoning Mature Cell Type Lipid Storage Disease Dermal Appendage
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