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Body systems

Nervous system

In this chapter we will describe the microscopic appearance of the various parts of the brain and the spinal cord.
  1. Cerebral cortex
    Histology of the different layers and cell types of the cerebral cortex.
  2. Hippocampal region
    Histology of the hippocampal region.
  3. Cerebellum
    Histology 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.

Cardiovascular system

In this chapter, we will describe the microscopic appearance and histological features of the cardiovascular system.
  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. Heart
    Detailed microscopic anatomy of the heart.

Integumentary system

In this chapter we will explore the histological features of the parts of the integumentary system.
  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.

Respiratory system

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

Urinary system

Histological features of the urinary organs.
  1. Kidney
    Histology of the kidney, the nephron and its filtering unit.
  2. Ureters
    Histology of the ureter and its parts.
  3. Urinary bladder and urethra
    Histology of the urinary bladder and urethra.

Endocrine system

In this chapter we will explore the histological features of the endocrine glands.
  1. Parathyroid gland
    Histology of the parathyroid gland.
  2. Thyroid gland
    Histology of the thyroid gland.
  3. Suprarenal gland
    Histology of the suprarenal cortex and medulla.

Digestive system

Cells and tissues of the digestive system.
  1. Tongue and epiglottis
    Histological properties of the tongue and epiglottis.
  2. Gingiva and teeth
    Histology of the gingiva (gums) and teeth.
  3. Salivary glands
    Histology of the salivary glands.
  4. Esophagus
    Histological features of the esophagus.
  5. Stomach
    Have a thorough look at stomach under the microscope.
  6. Pancreas
    Microscopic anatomy of the exocrine and endocrine pancreas.
  7. Small intestine
    Histology of the small intestine.
  8. Large intestine (colon)
    Histology of the different parts of the large intestine (colon).
  9. Liver
    Histology of the liver, the largest compound gland.
  10. Gallbladder
    Histological features of the gallbladder.
  11. Vermiform appendix
    Histology of the vermiform appendix.

Lymphoid system

The lymphoid system consists of groups of cells, tissues, and organs that react to the presence of potentially harmful substances.
  1. Lymph node
    Microscopic anatomy details of a lymph node.
  2. Tonsils
    Distinctive histological hallmarks of the tonsils.
  3. Thymus
    Histological structure and features of the thymus.
  4. Spleen
    Histology of the spleen, the largest lymphoid organ of the human body.

Male reproductive system

Histological features of the organs of the male reproductive system.
  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.
  1. Mammary gland
    Histology of the mammary glands.
  2. Ovary
    Histology of the ovaries at different stages of development.
  3. Uterine tube
    Histology of the uterine tubes and their parts.
  4. Uterine wall
    Histology of the uterine wall during different phases of the menstrual cycle.
  5. Cervix of uterus
    Histology of the cervix of the uterus and its parts.
  6. Placenta
    Histology of the placenta and its parts.

Eye and ear

Histological features of the eye and ear.
  1. Cornea and ciliary body
    Histological features of the cornea and ciliary body.
  2. Retina
    Layers and cells of the retina as seen in cross section and in histological slides.
  3. Eyelid and conjunctiva
    Characteristics of the eyelid and conjunctiva under the microscope.
  4. Ear
    Take a look at the inner ear under the microscope.

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