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Tissues

Definition: Collections of cells organized in a cooperative arrangement for the purpose of performing a particular function.
Notes: not used for indexing
Previously Indexed: specific organ/anatomy & histology (1967-1997),specific tissue/anatomy & histology (1967-1997)

Tissues Categories.
Connective Tissue - Tissue that supports and binds other tissues. It consists of CONNECTIVE TISSUE CELLS embedded in a large amount of EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX.
Epithelium - One or more layers of EPITHELIAL CELLS, supported by the basal lamina, which covers the inner or outer surfaces of the body.
Exocrine Glands
Lymphoid Tissue - Specialized tissues that are components of the lymphatic system. They provide fixed locations within the body where a variety of LYMPHOCYTES can form, mature and multiply. The lymphoid tissues are connected by a network of LYMPHATIC VESSELS.
Membranes - Thin layers of tissue which cover parts of the body, separate adjacent cavities, or connect adjacent structures.
Organoids - An organization of cells into an organ-like structure. Organoids can be generated in culture. They are also found in certain neoplasms.
Surgically-Created Structures - Organs or parts of organs surgically formed from nearby tissue to function as substitutes for diseased or surgically removed tissue.

Tissues Definitions and Terms

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