Define Cell:

  • The cell is the basic structural, functional, and biological unit of all known organisms.
  • A cell is the smallest unit of life. Cells are often called the “building blocks of life”.
  • The study of cells is called cell biology, cellular biology, or cytology.
  • Cells provide six main functions.
  • They provide structure and support, facilitate growth through mitosis, allow passive and active transport, produce energy, create metabolic reactions and aid in reproduction.

Define Tissue:

  • The term tissue is used to describe a group of cells found together in the body.
  • The cells within a tissue share a common embryonic origin.
    Although there are many types of cells in the human body, they are organized into four broad categories of tissues: epithelial, connective, muscle, and nervous.
  • There are 4 basic types of tissue: connective tissue, epithelial tissue, muscle tissue, and nervous tissue.
  • Connective tissue supports other tissues and binds them together (bone, blood, and lymph tissues).
  • Epithelial tissue provides a covering (skin, the linings of the various passages inside the body)

Define cartilage:

  • Cartilage is an avascular, flexible connective tissue located throughout the body that provides support and cushioning for adjacent tissues.
  • Cartilage is a flexible connective tissue that keeps joint motion fluid by coating the surfaces of the bones in our joints and by cushioning bones against impact.
  • It is not as rigid as bone, but is stiffer and less flexible than muscle tissue.
  • There are three types of cartilage:
  • Hyaline – most common, found in the ribs, nose, larynx, trachea. Is a precursor of bone.
  • Fibro- is found in intervertebral discs, joint capsules, ligaments.
  • Elastic – is found in the external ear, epiglottis and larynx.

Define Bone:

  • A bone is a rigid organ that constitutes part of the vertebrate skeleton in animals.
  • Bones protect the various organs of the body, produce red and white blood cells, store minerals, provide structure and support for the body, and enable mobility.
  • The conventional function of the skeleton is as a static structural organ supporting body movement, protecting the internal organs, and as a reservoir of minerals.
  • Cellular components:
  • Osteoblasts (bone forming cells),
  • osteocytes (inactive osteoblasts),
  • osteoclasts (cells that reabsorb the bone).
  • The 7 functions of bone:
  • Support: Bones provide a framework that supports the body and cradles its soft organs.
  • Protection :The fused bones of the skill protect the brain.
  • Anchorage.
  • Mineral and Growth factor storage.
  • Blood Cell Formation.
  • Triglyceride (Fat) storage.
  • Hormone production.

Define Muscular Tissue:

  • Muscle tissue consists of elongated cells also called as muscle fibers. This tissue is responsible for movements in our body.
  • Muscles contain special proteins called contractile protein which contract and relax to cause movement.
  • Muscle tissues vary with function and location in the body.
  • Each of these muscles is a discrete organ constructed of skeletal muscle tissue, blood vessels, tendons, and nerves.
  • Muscle tissue is also found inside of the heart, digestive organs, and blood vessels.
  • In these organs, muscles serve to move substances throughout the body.
  • Types of Muscle Tissue:
  • Skeletal Muscle Tissue
  • Cardiac Muscle Tissue
  • Smooth Muscle Tissue.

Define Nervous Tissue:

  • Nervous tissue is found in the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.
  • It is responsible for coordinating and controlling many body activities.
  • The cells in nervous tissue that generate and conduct impulses are called neurons or nerve cells.
  • These cells have three principal parts: the dendrites, the cell body, and one axon.
  • Nervous tissue contains two categories of cells — neurons and neuroglia.

Define Epithelium

  • The outside layer of cells that covers all the free, open surfaces of the body including the skin, and mucous membranes that communicate with the outside of the body.
  • Layer of cells closely bound to one another to form continuous sheets covering surfaces that may come into contact with foreign substances.
  • By contrast the endothelium is the layer of cells lining the closed internal spaces of the body such as the blood vessels and lymphatic vessels.
  • Epithelium may be protective, absorptive, or secretory.
  • It may produce special outgrowths (hairs, nails, horns on animals), and manufacture chemical material (e.g., keratin).

Define Skin:

  • Skin is the largest organ in the body and covers the body’s entire external surface.
  • It is made up of three layers, the epidermis, dermis, and the hypodermis, all three of which vary significantly in their anatomy and function.
  • The skin’s structure is made up of an intricate network which serves as the body’s initial barrier against pathogens, UV light, and chemicals, and mechanical injury.
  • The skin is primarily made up of three layers.
  • The upper layer is the epidermis, the layer below the epidermis is the dermis, and the third and deepest layer is the subcutaneous tissue.
  • The epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, provides a waterproof barrier and contributes to skin tone.
  • The bottom or deepest layer of the skin is Hypodermis.

Define Histology:

  • Histology is the science of the microscopic structure of cells, tissues and organs.
  • It also helps us understand the relationship between structure and function.
  • Microanatomy or microscopic anatomy, The study of cells and tissues, from their intracellular components to their organization into organs and organ systems.


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