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Systems

Cardiovascular system

In this chapter we will describe the microscopic appearance of the blood and the histological features of the cardiovascular system.
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  1. Blood
    Microscopic appearance of the blood.
  2. Bone marrow
    Histological features of the bone marrow
  3. Blood vessels
    Close up view of an artery and a vein in cross-section.
  4. Arteries and veins
    General histological features of the arteries and veins
  5. Heart
    Detailed microscopic anatomy of the heart.

Nervous system

In this chapter we will describe the microscopic appearance of the various parts of the brain and the spinal cord.
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  1. Cerebral cortex
    The different layers and cell types of the cerebral cortex.
  2. Hippocampal region
    Microscopic anatomy of the hippocampal region.
  3. Cerebellum
    Histological features of the cerebellar cortex and white matter.
  4. Medulla oblongata
    Cross-sectional histology of the medulla oblongata.
  5. Spinal cord
    Take a look at the cross-sectional slice of the spinal cord under the microscope.
  6. Ear
    Take a look at the three parts of the ear under the microscope.
  7. Retina I
    A cross section image showing the layers and cells of the retina.
  8. Retina II
    Different layers of the retina as seen under the microscope.
  9. Cornea and ciliary body
    Histological features of the cornea and ciliary body.
  10. Eyelid and conjunctiva
    Characteristics of the eyelid and conjunctiva under the microscope.

Integumentary system

In this chapter we will explore the histological features of the parts of the integumentary system.
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  1. Skin
    General histology of the skin.
  2. Sweat glands
    Histological appearance of the sweat glands.
  3. Peripheral mechanoreceptors
    Histology of the peripheral mechanoreceptors.
  4. Scalp and hair
    Histological features of the scalp and hair.

Musculoskeletal system

The musculoskeletal system provides form, support, and movement to the body. In this chapter we will learn the special histological features of this system.
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  1. Tendon
    A close look at the structure of a tendon and its tendon sheath.
  2. Motor unit
    A close look at a motor unit, its motor neuron and skeletal muscle fibers.

Respiratory system

Histological appearance of the organs of the respiratory system.
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  1. Lung
    Histological appearance of the normal lung tissue and its components.
  2. Trachea
    Appearance and histological features of the trachea under the microscope.

Excretory system

Histological features of the excretory system.
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  1. Kidney
    Have a thorough look at the microscopic structure of the kidney and its cell types.
  2. Nephron
    A close look at a nephron and its associated blood vessels.
  3. Renal corpuscle and juxtaglomerular apparatus
    A close look at the blood filtering unit of the kidney.
  4. Ureters
    Microscopic anatomy of the ureter.
  5. Urethra and bladder
    Microscopic anatomy of the urethra and urinary bladder.

Endocrine system

In this chapter we will explore the histological features of the endocrine glands.
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  1. Parathyroid gland
    Characteristics of the parathyroid gland at the microscopic level.
  2. Thyroid gland
    Take a thorough look at the histological appearance of the thyroid gland.
  3. Adrenal (suprarenal) gland
    Microscopic anatomy of the adrenal cortex and adrenal medulla.

Digestive system

Cells and tissues of the digestive system.
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  1. Tongue and epiglottis
    Histological properties of the tongue and epiglottis.
  2. Gingiva and teeth
    Take a closer look at the microscopic anatomy of the gingiva (gums) and teeth.
  3. Parotid gland
    Histology of the human's largest salivary gland.
  4. Sublingual gland
    Distinguishing histological characteristics of the sublingual gland.
  5. Submandibular gland
    Distinguishing histological characteristics of the submandibular gland.
  6. Esophagus
    Histological features of the esophagus.
  7. Stomach
    Have a thorough look at stomach under the microscope.
  8. Pancreas
    Microscopic anatomy of the exocrine and endocrine pancreas.
  9. Duodenum
    Histological features of the duodenum.
  10. Jejunum
    General and distinctive histological features of the jejunum.
  11. Colon
    Distinctive features of the different parts of the colon under the microscope.
  12. Ileum
    Take a look at the distinguishing characteristics of the Ileum under the microscope.
  13. Liver
    Have a thorough look at the body's largest compound gland under the microscope.
  14. Gallbladder
    Histological features of the gallbladder.
  15. Appendix
    Histological characteristics of the appendix.

Lymphatic system

The lymphatic system consists of groups of cells, tissues, and organs that react to the presence of potentially harmful substances.
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  1. Lymph node
    Microscopic anatomy details of a lymph node.
  2. Palatine tonsil
    Distinctive histological hallmarks of the palatine tonsils.
  3. Pharyngeal tonsil
    Distinguishing features of the pharyngeal tonsil under the microscope.
  4. Thymus
    Histological structure and features of the thymus.
  5. Spleen
    Histology of the largest lymphoid organ of the human body.

Male reproductive system

Histological features of the organs of the male reproductive system.
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  1. Testis
    Microscopic structure of the testis.
  2. Epididymis
    Histological features of the epididymis.
  3. Spermatic cord
    Different components of the spermatic cord under the microscope.
  4. Penis
    Cross-sectional microscopic anatomy of the human penis.
  5. Prostate
    Take a thorough look at the prostate under the microscope.

Female reproductive system

Histological features of the female reproductive organs.
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  1. Breast
    Take a thorough look at the histology of the mammary glands.
  2. Ovary
    Take a closer look at the ovaries under the microscope.
  3. Oviducts (Fallopian tubes)
    Microscopic structure of the Fallopian tubes.
  4. Uterus: Secretory phase
    Take a closer look at the histology of the uterus during the secretory phase.
  5. Uterus: Early proliferative phase
    Histology of the uterus during early stages of the proliferative phase.
  6. Uterus: Midproliferative phase
    Histology of the uterus during the midproliferative phase.
  7. Uterus: Late proliferative phase
    Histology of the uterus during late stages of the proliferative phase.
  8. Cervix uteri
    Histological features of the cervix of uterus.
  9. Placenta
    Histological appearance of the placenta under the microscope.
  10. Early ectopic pregnancy
    Take a look at the tubal pregnancy under the microscope.

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