Please help with the following problem regarding atherosclerosis.
A clear and concise description of the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis from the perspective of the role of the endothelial wall. Includes a list of risk factors, known and emerging, for atherosclerosis© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 10:25 pm ad1c9bdddf
Pathophysiology of atherosclerosis:
The endothelial lining has multiple protective functions, the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis causes a breakdown in these functions.
FUNCTIONS OF THE ENDOTHELIUM:
c) vascular tone, vasodilation
d) prevent smooth muscle migration
e) immune functions (binds leukocytes when injury)
development of atherosclerosis:
1) Injury occurs! 2 types of injury:
a) Physical forces (more common at branch points due to turbulence)
b) Toxic chemical environment (cigarettesà reactive 02 species: superoxides; ...
This solution examines the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis and explains the role of the endothelial wall and includes a list of risk factors for atherosclerosis.