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Junqueira's Basic Histology
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1 Histology & Its Methods of Study
Preparation of Tissues for Study
Light Microscopy
Electron Microscopy
Autoradiography
Cell & Tissue Culture
Enzyme Histochemistry
Visualizing Specific Molecules
Interpretation of Structures in Tissue Sections
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
2 The Cytoplasm
Cell Differentiation
The Plasma Membrane
Cytoplasmic Organelles
The Cytoskeleton
Inclusions
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
3 The Nucleus
Components of the Nucleus
The Cell Cycle
Mitosis
Stem Cells & Tissue Renewal
Meiosis
Apoptosis
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
4 Epithelial Tissue
Characteristic Features of Epithelial Cells
Specializations of the Apical Cell Surface
Types of Epithelia
Transport Across Epithelia
Renewal of Epithelial Cells
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
5 Connective Tissue
Cells of Connective Tissue
Fibers
Ground Substance
Types of Connective Tissue
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
6 Adipose Tissue
White Adipose Tissue
Brown Adipose Tissue
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
7 Cartilage
Hyaline Cartilage
Elastic Cartilage
Fibrocartilage
Cartilage Formation, Growth, & Repair
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
8 Bone
Bone Cells
Bone Matrix
Periosteum & Endosteum
Types of Bone
Osteogenesis
Bone Remodeling & Repair
Metabolic Role of Bone
Joints
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
9 Nerve Tissue & the Nervous System
Development of Nerve Tissue
Neurons
Glial Cells & Neuronal Activity
Central Nervous System
Peripheral Nervous System
Neural Plasticity & Regeneration
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
10 Muscle Tissue
Skeletal Muscle
Cardiac Muscle
Smooth Muscle
Regeneration of Muscle Tissue
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
11 The Circulatory System
Heart
Tissues of the Vascular Wall
Vasculature
Lymphatic Vascular System
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
12 Blood
Composition of Plasma
Blood Cells
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
13 Hemopoiesis
Stem Cells, Growth Factors, & Differentiation
Bone Marrow
Maturation of Erythrocytes
Maturation of Granulocytes
Maturation of Agranulocytes
Origin of Platelets
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
14 The Immune System & Lymphoid Organs
Innate & Adaptive Immunity
Cytokines
Antigens & Antibodies
Antigen Presentation
Cells of Adaptive Immunity
Thymus
Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue
Lymph Nodes
Spleen
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
15 Digestive Tract
General Structure of the Digestive Tract
Oral Cavity
Esophagus
Stomach
Small Intestine
Large Intestine
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
16 Organs Associated with the Digestive Tract
Salivary Glands
Pancreas
Liver
Biliary Tract & Gallbladder
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
17 The Respiratory System
Nasal Cavities
Pharynx
Larynx
Trachea
Bronchial Tree & Lung
Lung Vasculature & Nerves
Pleural Membranes
Respiratory Movements
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
18 Skin
Epidermis
Dermis
Subcutaneous Tissue
Sensory Receptors
Hair
Nails
Skin Glands
Skin Repair
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
19 The Urinary System
Kidneys
Blood Circulation
Renal Function: Filtration, Secretion, & Reabsorption
Ureters, Bladder, & Urethra
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
20 Endocrine Glands
Pituitary Gland (Hypophysis)
Adrenal Glands
Pancreatic Islets
Diffuse Neuroendocrine System
Thyroid Gland
Parathyroid Glands
Pineal Gland
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
21 The Male Reproductive System
Testes
Intratesticular Ducts
Excretory Genital Ducts
Accessory Glands
Penis
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
22 The Female Reproductive System
Ovaries
Uterine Tubes
Major Events of Fertilization
Uterus
Embryonic Implantation, Decidua, & the Placenta
Cervix
Vagina
External Genitalia
Mammary Glands
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
23 The Eye & Ear: Special Sense Organs
Eyes: The Photoreceptor System
Ears: The Vestibuloauditory System
Summary of Key Points
Assess Your Knowledge
Appendix
Figure Credits
Index

About the Author

Anthony L. Mescher, PhD is Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

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