Medpedia:Histology

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Histology is a branch of anatomy. The term histology literally means "the study of the tissues" of the body, but it has come to mean the study of the structure of the body with microscopes. Tissues, which can be thought of as the components of organs, are anatomical structures composed of cells, extracellular matrix, and interstitial fluid. Tissues are precisely defined by the requirement that the tissue be composed of cells that are similar in form and function. Four basic tissue types are recognized: epithelial, connective, muscular, and nervous tissues. Each of the basic tissue types has several subtypes.

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Medpedia:Skeletal System
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Humans are vertebrates, animals that have a vertebral column or backbone. They rely on a sturdy internal frame that is centered on a prominent spine. The human skeletal system consists of bones and cartilages, and accounts for about 20% of body weight. Most adults have 206 bones.

Medpedia: Articular System
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The joints are the places of union between skeletal elements, that are more or less moveable. Joints are commonly defined as being between bones, but joints also occur between bones and cartilages, between cartilages, and between bones and teeth. The articular system joins together the skeleton, allows and/or restrains movement, and allows growth of the skeleton until the end of puberty.

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The muscular system consists of the more than 600 muscles of the body and their associated fascia, tendons, tendon sheaths, and bursae. Muscles largely consist of skeletal muscle fibers, and are innervated by motor nerve fibers of peripheral nerves. Conscious and subconscious contractions of muscles affect body posture, and generate reflex, spontaneous (or automatic), and voluntary movements.

Medpedia:Digestive System
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The digestive system consists of the organs involved in ingestion, digestion and absorption of food. Thus it is composed of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus, and its associated glands and organs (salivary glands, liver, gall bladder and pancreas). Other roles of the organs of the digestive system include the metabolic functions of the liver and the endocrine functions of the pancreas.

Histology on the WWW
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Contains links to sites with images, protocols and techniques, and general histology resources.

Histology World
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Links, books, mnemonics and information about histology for undergraduate and graduate anatomy, medical, dental, and other health professional students. Includes reviews and recommendations.

LUMEN Histology
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Lesson plans with slides and practicals for the Loyola University Medical Education Network histology course.

JMD Histology
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JMD Histology, Inc. is a premier provider of high-quality, cost-efficient, technically superior histology slides and histopathology services. Our employees are all certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the National Society of Histotechnology as Histologic Technicians. We have over 37 years of experience in histopathology. Our employees experience has been in world leading ivy league university research laboratories, hospi

e-Histology.net
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Learn how the different types of tissues of the human body are formed by cells and extracellular matrix.

Visual Histology
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Histology Teaching Series on DVD and Video: Lecture Course With Lab Material - Complete Integrated Histology Course. Histology multimedia teaching materials by Moran and Rowley help students learn histology on 26 video DVD programs, free online Visual Histology text atlas, and histology lecture power point presentations.