IPLab:Lab 2:Objectives

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  • Understand the mechanisms of cellular adaptation in response to: increased workload, decreased workload, hormonal influences, and environmental factors.
  • Be able to define and describe specific mechanisms of adaptation (e.g., hypertrophy, hyperplasia, atrophy, etc.).
  • Know which cells in the body are labile, stable, or permanently non-dividing.
  • Be able to distinguish between hyperplasia, metaplasia, and neoplasia and understand the basic mechanisms responsible for these processes.