Stevens & Lowe's Human Histology

By

  • James Lowe, BMedSci, BMBS, DM, FRCPath, Professor of Neuropathology, University of Nottingham Medical School, Nottingham, UK
  • Peter Anderson, DVM, PhD, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Pathology, Director of Pathology Undergraduate Education, Department of Pathology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Master the latest in the ever-evolving field of histology with the in-depth and visually engaging Stevens and Lowe’s Human Histology. Intended as a complete introduction to the subject, this updated medical reference book incorporates clinical correlations and case studies with the basic information that's essential for students to thrive in the medical environment.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2014
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-7234-3502-0


Table of Contents

1. Histology

Introduction

Cells are Basic Functional Units

Histology in Other Disciplines

Techniques Used in Histology and Cell Biology

2. The Cell

Introduction

Cell Membranes

Transport In and Out of Cells

Cytosol

The Nucleus

Mitochondria

Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) and Golgi Vesicles

Cytoskeleton

Cell Inclusions and Storage Products

Cell Division

Cell Death

3. Epithelial Cells

Introduction

Epithelial Cell Junctions

Epithelial Cell Surface Specializations

Secretory Adaptations

Barrier Function of Epithelium

4. Support Cells and the Extracellular Matrix

Introduction

Extracellular Matrix

Basement Membrane and External Lamina

Cell Adhesion to Extracellular Matrix

Support Cell Family

5. Contractile Cells

Introduction

Skeletal Muscle

Cardiac Muscle

Smooth Muscle

Myofibroblasts

Pericytes

Myoepithelial Cells

6. Nervous Tissue

Introduction

Nerve Cells (Neurons)

Myelin

Central Nervous System

Peripheral Nervous System

7. Blood Cells

Introduction

Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells

Red Blood Cells

White Blood Cells

Platelets

Haemopoiesis

Bone Marrow

8. Immune System

Introduction

Lymphocytes

Macrophages and Dendritic Cells

Bone Marrow

Thymus

Lymph Nodes

Spleen

Mucosa-associated Lymphoid Tissue

9. Blood and Lymphatic Circulatory Systems and Heart

Introduction

Blood Circulatory System

Lymphatic Circulatory System

Stem Cells and the Vascualature

The Heart

Stem Cells and the Heart

10. Respiratory System

Introduction

Upper Respiratory Tract

Distal Respiratory Tract

Pulmonary Vasculature

Pleura

11. Alimentary Tract

Introduction

Oral Cavity and its Contents

Teeth

Dentinogenesis and Odontoblasts

Ameloblasts and Enamel Formation

Cementum and Periodontal Ligament

Tooth Development

The Gums

Salivary Glands

Transport Passages

Oesophagus

Anal Canal

Digestive Tract

Stomach

Small Intestine

Exocrine Pancreas

Large Intestine

Appendix

12. Liver

Introduction

Liver Vasculature

Hepatocytes

Functional Organization of Hepatocytes

Intrahepatic Biliary Tree

Gallbladder

13. Musculoskeletal System

Introduction

Skeletal Muscle

Muscle Attachments

Bone

Bone Cells

Mineralization of Osteoid

Bone Modeling

Joints

14. Endocrine System

Introduction

Endocrine Cell and Tissue Specialization

Pituitary

Anterior Pituitary

Posterior Pituitary

Hypothalamus

Pineal Gland

Thyroid Gland

Parathyroid

Adrenals

Adrenal Cortex

Adrenal Medulla

Pancreas

Ovary and Testis

Diffuse Neuroendocrine System

Paraganglia

15. Urinary System

Introduction

Outline of the Urinary System

Kidney Structure

Kidney Function

Kidney Vasculature

Renal Microcirculation

Nephron

Glomerulus

Glomerular Filtration Barrier

Mesangium

Tubular and Collecting System

Abnormalities of Tubular Function

Renal Interstitium

Juxtaglomerular Apparatus

Erythropoietin Synthesis

Lymphatic Drainage and Nerve Supply of the Kidney

Lower Urinary Tract

16. Male Reproductive System

Introduction

Testes

Epididymis

Vas Deferens

Seminal Vesicles

Prostate

Bulbourethral Glands

Penis

Endocrine Control

17. Female Reproductive System

Introduction

Mons Pubis, Labia Majora and Labia Minora

Clitoris

Vagina

Uterus

Ovary

Menstrual Cycle

Pregnancy

Trophoblast

18. Skin and Breast

Introduction

Epidermis

Skin Appendages

Dermis

Subcutaneous Tissue

Features of Skin in Different Sites

Breast

19. Special Senses

Introduction

Ear

Eye

Appendix: Answers

Index