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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
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      Overview of the main cellular components and tissues.
    2. Simple epithelium
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      Structures and types of simple epithelia.
    3. Stratified epithelium
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      Structures and types of stratified epithelia.
    4. Intraepithelial glands
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      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
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      Different types of loose connective tissue and related structures.
    2. Dense Connective Tissue
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      Overview of the dense connective tissue
    3. Reticular Connective Tissue
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      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
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      The neurons are the basic building blocks of the Nervous System
    2. Peripheral Nerves
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      Histological appearance of the peripheral nerves
    3. Ganglia of the nervous system
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      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
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      This type of tissue is found in the skeletal muscles and is responsible for the voluntary movements of the bones.
    2. Smooth Muscle
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      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
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      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
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      The fibrocartilage is a variety of cartilage that contains visible type I collagen fibers
    2. Hyaline Cartilage
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      This type of cartilage has a glassy appearance.
    3. Elastic Cartilage
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      Elastic cartilage is characterized by the presence of abundant elastic fibers.
  6. Cardiovascular System
    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
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      Microscopic appearance of the blood
  7. Histology of the Integumentary System
    Histology of the Integumentary System
    In this chapter we will explore the histological features of the parts of the integumentary system. More.
    1. Skin
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      General histology of the skin.
    2. Sweat Glands
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      Histological appearance of the sweat glands
    3. Peripheral Mechanoreceptors
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      Histology of the peripheral mechanoreceptors.
    4. Scalp and Hair
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      Histological features of the scalp and hair.
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