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Histology Glossary

 

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I band
Light band seen on striated muscle; isotropic band

Immunoblast
A lymphocyte which has been stimulated by an antigen

Inclusions
Non living particles seen within a cell

Interalveolar septum
The tissue between two pulmonary alveoli

Intercalated disc
Cross bands seen in cardiac muscle

Intercalated ducts
Ducts lined by a simple epithelium draining a secretory unit

Intercalated neurons
Neurons between sensory and motor neurons; interneurons

Intermembranous bone
Bone which forms from direct deposit, as opposed to from a cartilagenous model

Internal elastic lamina
In arteries and arterioles, the elastic fibers at the junction of the tunica intima and tunica media

Interneurons
Neurons between sensory and motor neurons; the vast majority of neurons are interneurons

Internuncial neurons
Neurons between sensory and motor neurons; interneurons

Interstitial cells of Cajal
Found between the layers of smooth muscle in the GI tract involved in motility

Interstitial cells of Leydig
Cells which produce and secrete testosterone found in the interstitium of the testis

Intestinal absorptive cell
Cell with a brush border for absorption of nutrients

Intestinal glands
Tubular glands in the small intestinal mucosa

Islet of Langerhans
Cellular clusters seen in the pancreas that have an endocrine function

Isotropic band
Light band seen on striated muscle; I band

Junctional complex
Intercellular attachment

Juxtaglomerular cells
Portion of the juxtaglomerular apparatus which secretes renin

Juxtamedullary nephron
Nephron that has its glomerulus next to the base of a renal pyramid

Histology hint from Sarah Bellham: If you are studying histology or involved in health care, you need a medical dictionary. You may as well get one as early in your career as possible to maximize the benefit. I recommend: Stedman's Medical Dictionary or Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 30th Edition.