HISTOLOGY

Skeletal tissues

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10 Skeletal tissues Introduction The skeletal system is formed from highly specialised types of supporting/connective tissue. The tissues are made up of collagen and acellular matrix, as well as the…

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Blood, haematopoiesis and bone marrow

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3 Blood, haematopoiesis and bone marrow Introduction Blood is a suspension of cells in fluid. It is circulated around the body by the heart and, as a result of this…

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Circulatory system

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8 Circulatory system Introduction The circulatory system mediates continuous movement of all body fluids, its principal functions being the transport of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues as well as…

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Immune system

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11 Immune system Introduction All living tissues are subject to the constant threat of invasion by disease-producing foreign agents and microorganisms (pathogens) i.e. bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and multicellular parasites…

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Supporting/connective tissues

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4 Supporting/connective tissues Introduction Supporting/connective tissue is the term applied to tissues which provide general structure, mechanical strength, space filling (sculpting body shape), and physical and metabolic support for more…

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Endocrine system

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17 Endocrine system Introduction The endocrine system is responsible for the synthesis and secretion of chemical messengers known as hormones. Hormones may be disseminated throughout the body by the bloodstream,…

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Liver and pancreas

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15 Liver and pancreas Liver and Biliary System The liver, like the pancreas, develops embryologically as a glandular outgrowth of the primitive foregut. The major functions of the liver may…

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Respiratory system

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12 Respiratory system Introduction Respiration is a term used to describe two different but interrelated processes: cellular respiration and mechanical respiration. Cellular respiration is the series of intracellular biochemical processes…

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Oral tissues

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13 Oral tissues Introduction The digestive process commences in the oral cavity with the ingestion, fragmentation and moistening of food but, in addition to its digestive role, the oral cavity…

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Male reproductive system

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18 Male reproductive system Introduction The male reproductive system is responsible for the production of spermatozoa and their delivery into the female reproductive tract and may be divided into four…

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