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With a full-color design and over 600 photomicrographs and illustrations, this classic reigns supreme as the most authoritative and visually striking histology text on the market.
Anthony L. Mescher, Ph.D. is a Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Table of Contents
Key Features Preface Acknowledgments 1.Histology and Its Methods of Study Preparation of Tissues for Study Light Microscopy Electron Microscopy Autoradiography Cell & Tissue Culture Histochemistry & Cytochemistry Detection Methods Using Specific Interactions Between Molecules Problems in the Study of Tissue Sections 2.The Cytoplasm Cell Differentiation Cytoplasmic Organelles The Cytoskeleteon Inclusions 3.The Cell Nucleus Components of the Nucleus Cell Division The Cell Cycle Stem Cells and Tissue Renewal Meiosis Apoptosis 4. Epithelial Tissue Characteristic Features of Epithelial Cells Specializations of the Apical Cell Surface Types of Epithelia Transport Across Epithelia Renewal of Epithelial Cells 5.Connective Tissue Cells of Connective Tissue Fibers Ground Substance Types of Connective Tissue 6.Adipose Tissue White Adipose Tissue Brown Adipose Tissue 7.Cartilage Hyaline Cartilage Elastic Cartilage Fibrocartilage Cartilage Formation, Growth and Repair 8. Bone Bone Cells Bone Matrix Periosteum & Endostreum Types of Bone Osteogenesis Bone Growth, Remodeling, & Repair Metabolic Role of Bone Joints 9.Nerve Tissue & The Nervous System Development of Nerve Tissue Neurons Glial Cells & Neuronal Activity Central Nervous System Peripheral Nervous System Neural Plasticity & Regeneration 10. Muscle Tissue Skeletal Muscle Cardiac Muscle Smooth Muscle Rengeneration of Muscle Tissue 11. The Circulatory System Heart Tissues of the Vascular Wall Structural Plan of Blood Vessels Vasculature Lymphatic Vascular System 12. Blood Composition of Plasma Blood Cells 13. Hemopoiesis Stem Cells, Growth Factors, & Differentiation Bone Marrow Maturation of Erythrocytes Maturation of Granulocytes Maturation of Agranulocytes Origin of Platelets 14. The Immune System & Lymphoid Organs Antigens Antibodies Cytokines Cells of the Immune System Types of Immune Responses Lymphoid Tissues Thymus Musoca-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT) Lymph Nodes Spleen 15. Digestive Tract General Structure of the Digestive Tract Oral Cavity Esophagus Stomach Small Intestine Large Intestine 16. Organs Associated with the Digestive Tract Salivary Glands Pancreas Liver Hepatic Lobule Structure & Function Biliary Tract & Gallbladder 17. The Respiratory System Respiratory Epithelium Nasal Cavities Sinuses & Nasopharynx Larynx Trachea Bronchial Tree & Lung Pulmonary Vasculature & Nerves Pleura Respiratory Movements 18. Skin Epidermis Dermis Subcutaneous Tissue Vessels & Sensory Receptors Hair Nails Glands of the Skin 19. The Urinary System Kidneys Blood Circulation Ureters, Bladder, & Urethra 20. Endocrine Glands Pituitary Gland (Hypophysis) Adrenal Glands Pancreatic Islets Diffuse Neuroendocrine System Thyroid Gland Parathyroid Gland Pineal Gland 21. The Male Reproductive System Testes Intratesticular Ducts Excretory Genital Ducts Accessory Glands Penis 22. The Female Reproductive System Ovaries Uterine Tubes Uterus Vagina Mammary Glands 23. The Eye and Ear: Special Sense Organs Eyes: The Photoreceptor System Ears: The Vestibuloauditory System Appendix: Light Microscopy Stains Figure Credits Index