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Endocrine System

Adrenal Histology

Adrenal Histology

Adrenal Gland

The capsule, cortex and medulla are visible.

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Adrenal Gland

Close-up of the medulla which produces epinephrine (adrenalin) and norepinephrine.

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Adrenal Cortex and Adrenal Medulla

Divided into the Zona Glomerulosa, Zona Fasciculata, and Zona Reticularis

http://www.med.mun.ca/anatomyts/digest/gut97a.htm

Adrenal Cortex

Divided into the Zona Glomerulosa, Zona Fasciculata, and Zona Reticularis

http://faculty.ivc.edu/rrodriguez/bio11histology.htm

Pancreas Histology

Pancreas Histology

Pancreas

 Islets of Langerhans are the lighter staining groupings of cells.  Pancreatic ducts are in the center and the edge.

http://casweb.cas.ou.edu/pbell/Histology/Captions/

Pancreas

 Islet of Langerhans which produce both   glucagon and insulin

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Pancreas Histology

Pancreas Histology

Pancreas

Islet of Langerhans  produce both glucagon and insulin

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Pancreas

The pancreas has both  endocrine and exocrine cells

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Pancreas

Pancreatic ducts stain lighter and are sometimes confused with isles of Langerhans

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Pancreas

The ducts have open lumens whereas the isle of Langerhans are just circular groupings of cells

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Thyroid Histology

THyroid Histology

Thyroid

 Colloid contains thyroglobulin and follicular cells  secrete thyroid hormones

http://www.med.mun.ca/anatomyts/head/thyroid.htm

Thyroid

Follicular cells secrete thyroid hormones.

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Thyroid Histolgoy

Thyoid histology

Thyroid Gland

 Colloid and follicles are divided by connective tissue and parafollicular cells

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Thyroid Gland

Lobules contain colloid and follicles divided by connective tissue

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Parathyroid histology

Parathyroid histology

Parathyroid Gland

The parathyroid gland is made of with chief cells and oxyphil cells.

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Parathyroid Gland

Oxyphil cells produce parathyroid hormone

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Thyroid and Parathyroid

The thyroid has follicles and the parathyroid is made of  denser tissue.

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Parathyroid

The parathyroid produces parathyroid hormone

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Pituatary Histology

Pituitary Histology

Pituitary Gland (hypophysis)

 The anterior pituitary (adenohypophysis) is also know as the Pars distalis and the posterior pituitary (neurohypophysis) is also known as the Pars Nervosa

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Pituitary Gland (hypophysis)

There is a division  between the anterior pituitary (adenohypophysis) or the pars distalis and the posterior pituitary (neurohypophysis) or  pars nervosa

http://www.med.mun.ca/anatomyts/head/pit.htm

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Pituitary Gland (hypophysis)

The anterior pituitary (adenohypophysis)  and  the posterior pituitary (neurohypophysis)

http://www.siumed.edu/~dking2/erg/EN008b.htm

Pituitary Gland (hypophysis)

The anterior pituitary (adenohypophysis)  and  the posterior pituitary (neurohypophysis)

http://bicmra.usuhs.mil/MRA/Histology/PituitaryandPineal/

Anterior Pituitary

Posterior Pituitary

Anterior Pituitary

Adenohypophysis

The secretory cell of the adenohypophysis are the acidophils and basophils.

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Posterior Pituitary

Neurohypophysis

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Anterior Pituitary Histology

Thymus Histolgoy

Anterior Pituitary

Adenohypophysis

The secretory cell of the adenohypophysis are the acidophils and basophils.

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Thymus

The thymus gland releases thymopoietins and thymosin to activate T-cells.  It is usually considered an gland of the lymphatic system.  I

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Pineal Gland

The secretory cells of the pineal gland are pinealocytes

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Pineal Gland

The pineal gland releases melotonin

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