An Atlas of Histology by Shu-xin Zhang M.D., Ph.D. (auth.)

By Shu-xin Zhang M.D., Ph.D. (auth.)

The starting pupil of histology is often faced via a paradox: diagrams in lots of books that illustrate human microanatomy in a simplified, cartoon-like demeanour are effortless to appreciate, yet are tricky to narrate to real tissue specimens or photos. In flip, photos usually fail to teach a few very important good points of a given tissue, simply because no person specimen can exhibit the entire tissue's salient fea­ tures both good. This atlas, choked with photo-realistic drawings, was once ready to assist bridge the distance among the simplicity of diagrams and the extra complicated actual­ ity of microstructure. all the figures during this atlas have been drawn from histological arrangements utilized by scholars in my histology sessions, on the point of sunshine microscopy. every one drawing isn't really easily an outline of anyone histological part, yet can also be a synthesis of the most important constructions and lines visible in lots of arrangements of comparable tissues or organs. The illustrations are consultant of the common positive factors of every tissue and organ. The atlas serves as a compendium of the elemental morphological features of human tissue which scholars will be in a position to recognize.

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2-12. Figure 2-1 I. E. stain. Medium magnification ~__-/ X \ '" Ii Capillaries r. ::J \ . ~ I.... r 1"/ Blood vessels .... r Figure 2-12. Brown Adipose Tissue Human. E. stain· High magnification Connective tissue White adipocyte _ __ Adipose cells Connective tissue septum of lobule 33 CART. LAGE AND BONE Cartilage and bone are the supporting, or skeletal tissues, formed of specialized connective tissues. They provide a rigid protective and supporting framework for most of the soft tissues of the body (such as brain, spinal cord, and trachea).

A Haversian canal is filled with loose connective tissue containing blood vessels, preosteoblasts, and macrophages. Haversian systems are demarcated by a clear line, the cement line, from each other or from interstitial lamellae. Figure 3-7 is a Schmorl-stained preparation, which clearly shows the lacunae and canaliculi. In Fig. -stained preparation, the osteocytes inside the lacunae can be recognized markedly. Figs. 3-7 and 3-8. Figure 3-7. Bone: Haversian System Bone: Haversian System Monkey femur.

Decalcified. Longitudinal section· Schmorl stain. --_--= Outer circumferential lamellae Haversian canals --,-- - Volkmann's canal -;-;:'rc;-'--;-;-;-:------~ Haversian canals 41 42 3. Cartilage and Bone Bone: Haversian System A Haversian system, or osteon, measuring 100-500 pm in diameter and several centimeters in length, consists of 4 to 20 layers of Haversian lamellae arranged concentrically and a Haversian canal, which is located in the center of the system. Between lamellae are irregular oval lacunae occupied by osteocytes.

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