I. Cell Adaptation

Definition:

Adaptation:  Reversible functional and structural responses to physiological stresses or pathologic stimuli during which new steady states are achieved

This allows cells to survive and function.

There are FOUR main types of cellular adaptation. These have specific mechanisms, and produce morphologic changes in cells which in turn result in morphologic changes in organs (eg. organ enlargement or shrinkage).

Mindmap: Main types of adaptation

This mindmap summarises the main types of adaptation.

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