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This site was placed originally for the medical students at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City.
Since then, I have been delighted that many other learners at all levels have found it helpful.
This site introduces basic concepts of histology actively, without having to schedule classroom time.
Especially if you plan a career in medicine or bioscience, you will need basic histology competency in the years ahead.
As a lay person, this exercise will help you understand popular articles about medical science, especially when there are schematic drawings of tissues.
KCUMB Students who complete this exercise can expect to be successful on the first histology signoff. (We are considering this as a requirement for completing the first unit of the new curriculum.)
In this exercise, you will be required to identify, all by yourself, under a real microscope with a flesh-and-blood instructor, EACH of the following:
We hope you enjoy the dynamic approach to histology. We encourage you to ask at any time, "What is this cell DOING?"
Click here if you hate studying histology.
1. Cells and Fibers
2. Cells in Relationship
3. Some Large Cells
4. More Epithelium and Fibrous Tissue
5. Nuclei and Cytoplasm
6. Nuclei at Low Magnification
7. Some Abnormally Large Nuclei
9. More Nucleoli
10. Still More Nucleoli
11. Heterochromatin and Euchromatin
12. More Heterochromatin and Euchromatin
13. Looking At Nuclei
14. Cancer Nuclei
15. Mitotic Figures
16. Mitotic Figures
17. Mitotic Figures
18. Mitotic Figures
19. Mitotic Figures
20. Introducing Red Blood Cells
21. More Red Blood Cells
22. Arteries and Veins
23. A Larger Artery
24. A Small Vein
25. A Capillary
26. Another Capillary
27. A Small Artery
28. Artery and Vein
29. Artery Branchpoint
30. Dilated Lymphatic Vessel
31. Another Big Lymphatic
32. A Slender Lymphatic Vessel
33. A Collapsed Lymphatic Vessel
34. Cancer Cells in a Lymphatic Vessel
35. Neutrophils and Hemorrhage
36. Neutrophils in Smooth Muscle
37. Neutrophils in Tissue Fluid
38. Neutrophils in Pus
39. Neutrophils in Dead Tissue
40. Neutrophils in Acute Pneumonia
41. Neutrophils in Hemorrhagic Pneumonia
42. Lymphocytes in Tissue Section
43. More Lymphocytes in Tissue Section
44. Another Group of Lymphocytes
45. Lymphocytes and Neutrophils
46. Large Lymphoid Aggregate
47. Lymphocytes and Giant Cells
48. Lymphocytes in Edema
49. Lymphatic Channel in Inflammation
50. Small Blood Vessel
51. Lymphocytes and Plasma Cells
52. Dense Irregular Connective Tissue
53. Smooth Muscle, Longitudinal Section
54. Smooth Muscle, Low Magnification
55. Smooth Muscle, Longitudinal and Cross Sections
56. Smooth Muscle, Interlacing Bundles
57. Smooth Muscle, Cross Section
58. Smooth Muscle vs. Dense Connective Tissue
59. Smooth Muscle in Arterial Wall
60. Inner Circular, Outer Longitudinal
61. Skeletal Muscle, Longitudinal Section
62. Skeletal Muscle, Cross Section
63. Muscle Vasculature
64. White Fat
65. White Fat and its Vessels
66. White Fat, Low Magnification
67. White Fat, High Magnification
68. Fat in a Gland
69. White Fat with Capillary
70. Brown Fat
71. More Brown Fat
72. Simple Cuboidal Epithelium
73. Mucin-Producing Columnar Epithelium
74. Short Columnar Epithelium (Exocrine Glands)
75. Exocrine Pancreas
76. Cuboidal Epithelium, Thyroid
77. Eccrine Sweat Glands
78. Columnar Epithelium, Stomach
79. Columnar Epithelium, Higher Magnification
80. Malignant Epithelium
81. Cuboidal Epithelium, Two Layers
82. Columnar Epithelium, Mucus-Secreting
83. Small Intestinal Crypts
84. Ciliated Epithelium
85. Intestinal Columnar Epithelium
86. Ciliated Epithelium of Oviduct
87. Ciliated Epithelium of Airway
88. Columnar Epithelium and Smooth Muscle
89. Stratified Squamous Epithelium, Smoker's Lung
90. Stratified Squamous Epithelium, Mucosa
91. Stratified Squamous Epithelium, Thick
92. Stratified Squamous Epithelium, Glycogen-Rich
93. Stratified Squamous Epithelium, Lower Layers
94. Stratified Squamous Epithelium
95. Hair Follicle
96. Endothelium (A Simple Squamous Epithelium)
98. Review: Cancer
99. Review: Neutrophils in Loose Connective Tissue
100. Review: Island of Langerhans
Here are links to other teaching materials that I have prepared. They have NOT been peer-reviewed.
All the photos were taken by me. The tissue is from the old university hospital.
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reset Jan. 30, 2005:
We plan to add organ histology. Come back soon.
Special thanks to Bill Glosser for his help with the imaging.
This Resource Successfully Peer Reviewed by MedEdPORTAL on 6/6/07.
MedEdPORTAL Publication Number: 661
Alterations to this Resource Created After This Date Have Not Been Reviewed by MedEdPORTAL.