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Endocrine System Histology
Objectives

Endocrine System Histology, Core Objective:  By the end of the unit, all of the terms in the printed checklist (to be distributed in class) should be part of your working vocabulary (i.e., you should no longer need a dictionary or atlas to define the terms or to identify the associated structures).  Specific objectives include the basic tissue composition, function, and appearance in each endocrine gland, including specialized cell types.

Checklist of Endocrine System Histology Terms

Specific Objectives

Understand the basic tissue structure for the following endocrine glands.  Visual recognition of specific endocrine cell types will not be evaluated.
(Basic terms are linked to descriptions and/or images.)

 

  • follicular cells
  • parafollicular / C cells
  • chief cells
  • oxyphil cell
  • alpha cells
  • beta cells
  • delta cells
  • PP cell

Liver

Ovary

 


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