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Types of 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.
  1. Cells and tissues
    Overview of the main cellular components and tissues.
  2. Eukaryotic cell
    Overview of the cell and its contents.

Epithelial tissue

Epithelia forms the cellular covering of internal and external surfaces of the body, including the lining of vessels and cavities.
  1. Surface epithelium
    Structures and types of surface epithelia.
  2. Glandular epithelium
    Overview of the intraepithelial glands and related structures.

Connective tissue

Connective tissue connects the other tissues of the body and provides structural and metabolic support for other tissues and organs.
  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.

Cartilage and bone

In this chapter we will explore the histological features of bones and cartilages which are special forms of connective tissue.
  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

Muscle tissue

Muscle tissue contracts in order to produce movement of the body parts. There are three types: skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscle tissue.
  1. Skeletal muscle
    This type of tissue is responsible for the voluntary movements of our bones.
  2. Smooth muscle
    Forms part of the wall of blood vessels and hollow internal organs.
  3. Cardiac muscle
    Involuntary type of muscle tissue which forms the myocardium.

Nervous tissue

Neurons and glial cells are the main components of the central and the peripheral nervous system.
  1. Neurons
    Exploration of the structure and classification of neurons.
  2. Peripheral nerves
    Histological appearance of the peripheral nerves
  3. Ganglia of the nervous system
    Group of neurons organised and located outside the central nervous system.

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