HISTOLOGY

Female reproductive system

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19 Female reproductive system Introduction The female reproductive system has six major functions: • Production of female gametes, the ova, by the process of oogenesis • Reception of male gametes, the spermatozoa…

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Gastrointestinal tract

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14 Gastrointestinal tract Introduction The function of the gastrointestinal system is to break down food for absorption into the body. This process occurs in five main phases: ingestion, fragmentation, digestion,…

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Epithelial tissues

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5 Epithelial tissues Introduction The epithelia (singular: epithelium) are a diverse group of tissues that include both surface epithelia and solid organs. Surface epithelia cover or line all body surfaces,…

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Nervous tissues

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7 Nervous tissues Introduction The nervous system provides rapid and precise communication between different parts of the body via the action of specialised nerve cells called neurones. These highly specialised…

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Central nervous system

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20 Central nervous system The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain and spinal cord and is composed of neurones, neuronal processes, supporting cells of the CNS (glial cells)…

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Skin

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9 Skin Introduction The skin is the largest organ in the body, both in weight and surface area. It shows significant regional variation, with the thickest skin being found on…

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Cell structure and function

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1 Cell structure and function Introduction to the Cell Histology is the study of normal cells and tissues, mainly using microscopes. This book describes the histology of normal human tissues,…

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Special sense organs

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21 Special sense organs Introduction The organs of special sense are sophisticated sensory structures in which the specific neural receptors are incorporated in a non-neural structure which enhances and refines…

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Urinary system

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16 Urinary system Introduction The principal function of the urinary system is the maintenance of water, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis, which requires that any input into the system is balanced…

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Muscle

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6 Muscle Introduction Although all cells are capable of some sort of movement, the dominant function of several cell types is to generate force through contraction. In these specialised contractile…

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