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histology 158 tissue 158 matrix 158 ground substance 158 tissue fluid 158 extracellular fluid 158 epithelial tissue 160 basement membrane 160 goblet cell 161 connective tissue 166

fibroblast 167 collagenous fibers 167 cartilage 172 chondrocyte 172 osseous tissue 172 osteocyte 172 nervous tissue 175 neuron 175 muscular tissue 175 tight junction 178

desmosome 179 gap junction 179 exocrine gland 179 endocrine gland 179 stroma 180 parenchyma 180 acinus 180 merocrine gland 180 holocrine gland 180 apocrine gland 182

mucous membrane 182 serous membrane 182 differentiation 183 hyperplasia 183 hypertrophy 183 atrophy 183 necrosis 183 apoptosis 185 regeneration 185 fibrosis 185

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Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

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