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  1. Introduction to cells and tissues

    Introduction to cells and tissues

    Cells are the building blocks of the Human body. They work together to form what we know as tissues, the main focus in histology. More.
    1. Cells and tissues
      Overview of the main cellular components and tissues.
    2. Eukaryotic cell
      Overview of the cell and its contents.
    3. Simple epithelium
      Structures and types of simple epithelia.
    4. Stratified epithelium
      Structures and types of stratified epithelia.
    5. Intraepithelial glands
      Overview of the intraepithelial glands and related structures.
  2. Connective tissue

    Connective tissue

    The connective tissue connects the other tissues of the body and provides structural and metabolic support for other tissues and organs. More.
    1. Loose connective tissue
      Different types of loose connective tissue and related structures.
    2. Dense connective tissue
      Overview of the dense connective tissue.
    3. Reticular connective tissue
      Appearance and features of the reticular connective tissue.
  3. Nervous tissue

    Nervous tissue

    The neurons and the glial cells are the main components of the Central and the Peripheral Nervous System. More.
    1. Neurons
      The neurons are the basic building blocks of the Nervous System
    2. Neurons: structure and types
      Basic neuron types and the structure of a neuron.
    3. Peripheral nerves
      Histological appearance of the peripheral nerves
    4. Ganglia of the nervous system
      Group of neurons organised and located outside the Central Nervous System
  4. Muscle tissue

    Muscle tissue

    The muscle tissue contracts in order to produce movement of the body parts. There are three types: skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscle tissue. More.
    1. Skeletal muscle tissue
      This type of tissue is found in the skeletal muscles and is responsible for the voluntary movements of the bones.
    2. Smooth muscle
      The smooth muscle tissue forms part of the wall of blood vessels and hollow internal organs, such as the stomach, intestine etc.
    3. Cardiac muscle
      The cardiac muscle tissue is found in the myocardium and is responsible for the contraction of the heart.
  5. Cartilage and bone

    Cartilage and bone

    In this chapter we will explore the histological features of bones and cartilages which are special forms of connective tissue. More.
    1. Fibrocartilage
      Fibrocartilage is a variety of cartilage that contains visible type I collagen fibers.
    2. Hyaline cartilage
      This type of cartilage has a glassy appearance.
    3. Elastic cartilage
      Elastic cartilage is characterized by the presence of abundant elastic fibers.
    4. Bone tissue
      Bone is the basic unit of the human skeletal system.
    5. Bone tissue formation
      Histological appearance of the bone tissue formation

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