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Histology

  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. Simple epithelium
      Structures and types of simple epithelia.
    3. Stratified epithelium
      Structures and types of stratified epithelia.
    4. 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. 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
  4. Muscle Tissue
    Muscle Tissue
    The cells of the muscle tissue have the special ability to shorten or contract in order to produce movement of the body parts. There are three types of muscle... 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
      The 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
  6. The cardiovascular System
    The cardiovascular System
    In this chapter we will describe the microscopic appearance of the blood and the histological features of the cardiovascular system. More.
    1. Blood
      Microscopic appearance of the blood
    2. Bone marrow
      Histological features of the bone marrow
    3. Arteries and veins
      General histological features of arteries and veins
    4. The heart
      Detailed microscopic anatomy of heart
  7. The Integumentary System
    The Integumentary System
    In this chapter we will explore the histological features of the parts of the integumentary system. More.
    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.
  8. The respiratory system
    The respiratory system
    Histological appearance of the organs of the respiratory system.
    1. Lung
      Histological appearance of normal lung tissue and its components.
    2. Trachea
      Appearance and features of trachea under microscope.
  9. The excretory system
    The excretory system
    Histological features of the excretory system
    1. Kidney
      A thorough look at the microscopic structure of kidney and its cell types.
    2. Ureters
      Microscopic anatomy of ureters.
    3. Urethra and Bladder
      Microscopic Anatomy of both the urethra and the urinary bladder.
  10. The digestive system
    The digestive system
    Cells and tissues of the digestive system
    1. The esophagus
      Histological features of Esophagus.
    2. The stomach
      A thorough look at stomach under microscope.
    3. The duodenum
      Histological features of the duodenum.
    4. The jejunum
      General & distinctive histological features of the jejenum.
    5. The ileum
      A look at the distinguishing characteristics of the Ileum under microscope.
    6. The liver
      A thorough look at the body's largest compound gland under microscope.
    7. The gallbladder
      Histological features of the gallbladder.
  11. The male reproductive system
    The male reproductive system
    Histological features of the organs of the male reproductive system.
    1. Penis
      Microscopic anatomy in a cross-section through the human penis.
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