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Parenchyma

Parenchyma Definition What does parenchyma mean? Let's define the word "parenchyma". Most of the functional tissues in... Read More

Cell differentiation

Cells are often described as the building blocks of life as they are the smallest unit used to build up organisms. Cells can... Read More

Simple squamous epithelium

Simple Squamous Epithelium Definition Simple squamous epithelium, also known as simple squamous epithelial tissue or... Read More

Cell adhesion

Cell Adhesion Definition Cell adhesion is the process in which a cell uses a specialized complex of proteins to get... Read More

Fibroblast

The building block of living things is known as the cell. The cell contributes to many parts and functions of different... Read More

Glycocalyx

What is the Glycocalyx? The glycocalyx is a polysaccharide-based gel-like, highly hydrous cellular thin layer, covering... Read More

Circulation

Blood Blood is composed of a liquid, plasma, and blood cells such as erythrocytes (red blood cells,) leukocytes (white... Read More

Erythrocyte

Erythrocyte Definition Erythrocytes (red blood cells or RBCs) are the myeloid series of specialized cells that play an... Read More

Adipose tissue

Adipose Tissue Definition Adipose tissue, a specialized variety of connective tissue, is composed of lipid-rich cells known... Read More

Tight junction

What are tight junctions? Tight junctions are the intercellular barrier between two neighboring endothelial and epithelial... Read More

Phagocytosis

Phagocytosis Definition Phagocytosis is a basic physiological cellular process wherein a cell ingests a solid particle... Read More

Myocardium

Myocardium Definition What is the myocardium of the heart?  It is the muscular middle layer of the heart that is... Read More

Immune response

Immune Response Definition An immune response is defined as the reaction of the body in response to the presence of a... Read More

Depolarization

Depolarization is the removal of polarity by a process or action. It might also be used to describe how such activity leads... Read More

Bone matrix

Bone Matrix Definition Bone matrix refers to the matrix component of bone tissue. It provides the structural framework and... Read More

Endocytosis

Endocytosis Definition What is endocytosis in biology? Endocytosis is a cellular process by which a cell internalizes any... Read More

Kupffer cell

Definition noun, plural: Kupffer cells A specialized stellate macrophage cell that is located fixedly within the liver... Read More

Autocrine signaling

Autocrine Signaling Definition What is autocrine signaling? Autocrine signaling is a type of cell signaling wherein a cell... Read More

Embryology

Embryology Definition Embryology is a branch of biology that deals with the topics concerning gamete formation... Read More

Monocyte

Monocytes Definition Monocytes are a subset of white blood cells (WBCs) or leukocytes that originate in the bone marrow.... Read More

Proteoglycan

What are proteoglycans? Proteoglycans are primarily a type of polysaccharide. Structurally, proteoglycans are... Read More

Pinocytosis

Pinocytosis Definition What is pinocytosis?  Pinocytosis is the ingestion of extracellular fluids, i.e. the fluid... Read More

Smooth muscle

The smooth muscle can be described as a type of muscle in the human body that is non-striated and involuntary in action.... Read More

Cell membrane

Cell Membrane Definition Just like any non-living body possesses a plastic or paper packaging material that keeps the... Read More

Blood-brain barrier

Definition noun A semipermeable membrane that serves as a selective barrier separating the circulating blood and the... Read More

Mononuclear phagocyte system

Definition noun A system of cells located in reticular connective tissue, and are associated primarily with phagocytosis and... Read More

Endothelial cells

Endothelial cell a thin, flattened cell, a layer of them lines the inside surfaces of body cavities, blood vessels, and... Read More

Lymph nodes

Lymph nodes definition Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped organs located in different parts of the body and act as... Read More

Hemolysis

The breakdown or catabolism of red blood cells or erythrocytes that result in the expulsion of hemoglobin and other... Read More

Intermediate filaments

Definition noun plural: intermediate filaments A type of cytoskeleton characterized by having a diameter ranging from 8... Read More

Intermediate filament

Definition noun plural: intermediate filaments A type of cytoskeleton characterized by having a diameter ranging from 8... Read More

Prostacyclin

Definition noun, plural: prostacyclins Any member from the subfamily of eicosanoids, with a chemical formula of C20H32O5,... Read More

Lymph capillary

Definition noun, plural: lymphatic capillaries (anatomy) A minute, thin-walled vessel of the lymphatic system that is... Read More

Globoside

Definition noun, plural: globosides A glycosphingolipid that has more than one sugar (usually a combination of... Read More

Bradykinin

Definition noun A nonapeptide that is vasoactive causing blood vessels to dilate Supplement Bradykinin is a type of kinin.... Read More

Cell recognition

Definition noun (1) Mutual recognition between cells, usually by specific complementary interaction between their respective... Read More

Lymph glands

Lymph gland --> lymph node (Science: anatomy) small bean-shaped organ made up of a loose meshwork of reticular tissue in... Read More

Capillary permeability

Definition noun The property or capability of capillary walls to allow the selective flow of substances and cells into and... Read More

Nitrogen

Definition noun plural: nitrogens ni·tro·gen, ˈnɐɪtʰɹədʒən (biochemistry) A colorless, odorless, gaseous... Read More

Y chromosome

Y chromosome Definition The Y chromosome constitutes one member of the pair of sex chromosomes within an organism, a common... Read More