Functional Histology


  • Jeffrey Kerr, PhD, Jeffrey B Kerr PhD Associate Professor Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

The study of histology requires that students be able to recognise structures within cells and tissues at varying levels of magnification, and understand their function within the human body. Since histology is a visual subject, high quality images of cells and tissues are vital as a component of course material. In this book, concise text relates the structures seen in the images to biological function, and integrates clinical relevance by describing how the histology of tissues is affected in abnormal conditions.

WINNER - Best Designed Tertiary and Further Education Book at the Australian 58th Annual Book Design Awards, 20th May 2010

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Undergraduate and graduate school medicine and dentistry students


Book information

  • Published: December 2009
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-7295-3837-4

Table of Contents


Table of Contents



The Cell

Origin of Primary Tissue Types



Connective or Supporting Tissue


Nervous System

Circulatory System


Skeletal Tissues

Immune System

Respiratory System

Oral and Salivary Tissues

Gastrointestinal Tract

Liver, Gall Bladder and Pancreas

Urinary System

Endocrine System

Female Reproductive System

Male Reproductive System

Special Senses