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histology vocab

health science vocab

Atherosclerosis A disease of the arteries characterized by the deposition of plaques of fatty material on their inner walls.
Collagen The main structural protein found in animal connective tissue, yielding gelatin when boiled
Cuboidal A epithelium cell having a cube like shape
Cutaneous membranes Soft outer covering of vertebrates & guards the underlying muscles, bones, ligaments, & internal organs.
Epithelial tissue Covers the whole surface of the body.
Genitourinary Of or relating to the genital and urinary organs.
Glia The connective tissue of the nervous system, consisting of several different types of cell associates with neurons.
Homeostasis The tendency towards a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, specially as maintained by physiological processes.
Ketones A organic compound containing a carbonyl group.
Ketonuria The excretion of abnormally large amounts of ketone bodies in the urine, characteristic of diabetes mellitus, starvation. or other medical conditions.
Meninges Membranes that develop the brain and spinal cord of the central nervous system.
Melanoma Skin cancer (most serious)
Neurons A specialized cell transmitting nerve impulse a nerve cell.
Parietal Of relating to attached to or denoting the wall of the body or of a body cavity or hollow structure.
Pseudostratified Type of epithelium that though comprising only a single layer of cell. has its cells nucleus positioned in a manner suggestive of stratified epithelium.
Serous membranes A mesothelial tissue that lines certain internal cavities of the body forming a smooth transparent, two layered membrane lubricated by a fluid derived from serum.
Skeletal muscle Form of striated muscle tissue which is under the voluntary control of the somatic nervous system.
Squamous Cancer caused by an uncontrolled grown of abnormal squamous cell.
Stratified Epithelium made up of series of layers the cells of each varying in size and shape.
Striated muscle Muscle tissue in which the contractile fibrils in the cells are aligned in parallel bounders, so that their diff. regions from stripes visible in a microscope..
Synovial membrane Soft tissue found between the joint capsule and the joint cavity of synovial joints.
Synovium Same previous
Transitional passage from one condition or one part to another.
Visceral Of or relating to the viscera.
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