Wheater's Functional Histology

Wheater's Functional Histology

A Text and Colour Atlas

6th Edition - July 31, 2013

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  • Authors: Barbara Young, Geraldine O'Dowd, Phillip Woodford
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702047473
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702054884

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Take a simple approach to understanding the fundamentals with Wheater's Functional Histology. Offering concise text accompanied by hundreds of captions and images of histology slides, this best-selling textbook will equip you with all the must-know histology information you need to complete your courses and ace your exams. All (print) purchasers receive the complete, downloadable eBook (via Student Consult) - which now includes an all new bank of multiple choice questions to test your understanding and aid exam preparation.   

Key Features

  • Recognize the microscopic structure of normal human tissues and how it relates to function with the help of over 900 high-quality histology images and illustrations.
  • Master how to apply histology in a clinical context through coverage of common clinical conditions in each chapter.
  • Access the entire contents online at Student Consult, including all of the images, a virtual histolab, and USMLE-style self-assessment questions and rationales.

Table of Contents


    6th edition

    Part 1—The cell

    1 Cell Structure and Function

    2 Cell Cycle and Replication

    Part 2—Basic tissue types

    3 Blood, Haemopoiesis and Bone Marrow

    4 Supporting/Connective Tissues

    5 Epithelial Tissues

    6 Muscle

    7 Nervous Tissues

    Part 3—Organ systems

    8 Circulatory System

    9 Skin

    10 Skeletal Tissues

    11 Immune System

    12 Respiratory System

    13 Oral Tissues

    14 Gastrointestinal Tract

    15 Liver and Pancreas

    16 Urinary System

    17 The Endocrine System

    18 Male Reproductive System

    19 Female Reproductive System

    20 Central Nervous System

    21 Special Sense Organs


    Appendix 1: Introduction to Microscopy

    Appendix 2: Notes on Staining Techniques

    Appendix 3: Glossary of Terms


Product details

  • No. of pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Churchill Livingstone 2013
  • Published: July 31, 2013
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702047473
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702054884

About the Authors

Barbara Young

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Anatomical Pathology, Hunter Area Pathology Service, John Hunter Hospital; Conjoint Associate Professor, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Geraldine O'Dowd

Geraldine O’Dowd is a Consultant Diagnostic Pathologist for Lanarkshire NHS Board and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow, Glasgow. Geraldine lead the author team on the most recent edition of Wheater’s Pathology, as well as being both a previous author on the 5th edition of that title and an author on the 6th edition of Wheater’s Functional Histology

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Diagnostic Pathologist, Lanarkshire NHS Board, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

Phillip Woodford

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Staff Specialist, Anatomical Pathology and Cytopathology, Hunter Area Pathology Service, John Hunter Hospital, New Castle, New South Wales, Australia

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