Histology at a Glance / Edition 1

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This brand new title in the at a Glance series provides a highly illustrated and unambiguous introduction to the science, structure and function of cells, their related pathology, and in particular, helps readers master the basic principles of recognizing features of histological sections. Histology at a Glance:
• Presents the perfect combination of text and image; key concepts are explained and superbly illustrated
• Provides coverage of all the main body systems and the components of the tissues of these systems
• Features practical information on microscopy; including sample preparation and magnification
• Includes 'hints and tips' to help recognise features in a histological specimen, and overcome common difficulties
• Contains self-assessment questions to help test learning and recognition, as well as lists of keywords to assist with revision
• Links to the author's histological website, which features many more tips and samples, at www.histology.leeds.ac.uk Histology at a Glance is the perfect guide for medical, dentistry and biomedical science students, junior doctors, and is ideal for independent learning programmes in histology.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Steven Todd Kramer, BS, MD in progress(Thomas Jefferson University)
Description: Histology, the study of microscopic anatomy, integrates functional anatomy with cell and molecular biology. Knowledge of histology is imperative for an understanding of the foundations of the pathological basic of disease. This concise book contains 44 two-page chapters that cover the range of histology topics, from an introduction to histology stains and tissue sectioning to a brief look at every tissue type in the human body. Each chapter contains beautiful histological photographs and illustrations on the left page with accompanying text on the right page. The focus of this book is squarely on histology.
Purpose: According to the author, the aim is to "provide a concise overview of histology, particularly for those students who have not studied histology before." The book aims "to help students to understand quickly how tissues are made up from same basic components, and how the organization and appearance of cells in each tissue varies, depending on the function of the tissue."
Audience: It is written for students of medicine, dentistry, nursing, and the allied health professions. Undergraduates with a particular interest in the biomedical sciences also will find this book accessible and useful. The author is an expert scientist and educator.
Features: This book is the perfect combination of text and images. All main body systems are covered, with key terms and points bolded throughout. All images are in full color and are appropriately and clearly labeled. The book also contains 120 self-assessment questions with answers and explanations. Also available is a link to a website that contains more self-assessment questions, histological slides with on/off labels, topic objectives, and histological movies. The book is light and easy to carry, making it a welcome addition to the heavy backpacks of medical students and health professionals.
Assessment: This is an excellent learning resource for students in any medical field who want to get their feet wet with histology. It is concise and easy to read and, more importantly, presents each topic in just two pages, so as not to overwhelm beginning histology students. The self-assessment questions and ancillary online resources only enhance this book's usefulness further.
From the Publisher
"This is an excellent learning resource for students in any medical field who want to get their feet wet with histology. It is concise and easy to read and, more importantly, presents each topic in just two pages, so as not to overwhelm beginning histology students." (Doody's, 16 December 2011)

"This reference text for students, residents, and junior doctors in medicine, biomedicine, and dentistry covers the science, structure, and function of cells and their related pathology and helps readers master the basic principles of recognizing features in histological sections". (Booknews, 1 June 2011)

"There are self-assessment questions and answers at the end, and an accompanying website. The book and its website provide an excellent resource for revision." (Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 1 April 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444333329
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Series: At a Glance Series, #40
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Michelle Peckham is Professor of Cell Biology, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds

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Table of Contents



1 Preparation of tissues for histology.

2 Different types of histological stains.

3 Sectioning, and appearance of sections in the light microscope.

4 The light and electron microscope.

5 The cell and its components.

6 Cell division.

7 Epithelia.

8 Skeletal Muscle.

9 Cardiac and smooth muscle.

10 Nerves and supporting cells in the Central Nervous System.

11 Nerves and supporting cells in the Peripheral Nervous System.

12 Connective Tissue.

13 Cartilage.

14 Bone.

15 Blood .

16 Haemopoiesis.

17 Cardiovascular system 1: The Heart.

18 Cardiovascular system 2. Arteries, and Arterioles.

19 Cardiovascular system 3: Capillaries, Veins and Venules.

20 The epidermis of Skin.

21 The dermis, hypodermis and sweat glands.

22 Hair, sebaceous glands and nails.

23 The Digestive system 1:  Oral tissues (The Mouth).

24 The Digestive system 2: General features and the oesophagus.

25 The Digestive System 3: The stomach.

26 The Digestive System 4: Small intestine.

27 The Digestive system 5: Large intestine and appendix.

28 The Digestive system 6: Digestive glands.

29 The Digestive system 7: The liver.

30 The respiratory system 1: The trachea.

31 The respiratory system 2: Bronchi, bronchioles, and the respiratory portion of the lungs.

32 The urinary system 1: The renal corpuscle of the kidney.

33 The urinary system 2: The renal tubule.

34 The urinary system 3: The ureter, urethra and the bladder.

35 The female reproductive system 1: The ovary and oogenesis.

36 The female reproductive system 1: Female genital tract and mammary glands.

37 The male reproductive system 1: The testis.

38 The male reproductive system 2: Male genital tract.

39 The male reproductive system 3: Accessory sex glands.

40 Endocrine glands 1. Thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands.

41 Endocrine glands 2: the pituitary and pineal glands, and the endocrine pancreas.

42 Lymphatic system 1: The thymus and lymph nodes.

43 Lymphatic system 2: The spleen, tonsils and Peyer's patches.

44 The eye and the ear.

45 Self-Test Questions.

46 Answers to self-test questions.


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