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Vocabulary for Genetics, Cells & Tissues - Chapter Summary
The human body is made up of many different types of cells and tissues. Use these lessons to explore the role genetics plays in the creation and growth of different tissues throughout the body. They will also help you learn about the major terminology used by medical professionals to discuss the separate parts of the body. When you have finished reviewing each topic you can see how much you learned using the interactive quiz at the end. These lessons provide a convenient way to quickly study all of these topics. Using these lessons, you will learn about:
- The basics of cell anatomy and structure
- How doctors and researchers discuss genetics
- What the different parts of epithelial cells are called
- Types and functions of connective tissues
- How to talk about muscles and nerves throughout the body
1. Medical Terms for Basic Cell Concepts
We are going to look at some of the terms that are used when studying cells. The internal structures and their functions will be covered, and we will also look at stem cells and compare adult and embryonic stem cells.
2. Basic Medical Terminology for Genetics
We are going to discuss some of the terms that are frequently used in genetics. We will take a quick glance at genes and basic inheritance patterns. An overview of mutations and genetic disorders will also be covered in this lesson.
3. Medical Terms for Epithelial Tissues
We are going to get an understanding of the different types of epithelial tissues. Where they are found in and on the body and their functions will be defined as well. You will also learn the structure of epithelial tissues.
4. Medical Terms for Connective Tissues
This lesson will discuss the medical terms for the seven different types of connective tissues. It will also discuss their structures, locations, and functions within the body.
5. Medical Terms for Muscle & Nervous Tissues
This lesson is going to go over basic information about the different types of muscle tissue as well as nervous tissue. We will look at the particular functions and locations of each tissue type and also quickly touch on how these tissue types work together.
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Other chapters within the Health 103: Medical Terminology course
- Overview of Medical Terminology
- Suffixes, Prefixes & Roots in Medical Terminology
- Terms for Direction, Planes & Regions of the Body
- Pathology Overview & Vocabulary
- Terminology for the Lymphatic & Immune Systems
- Medical Terms for the Skeletal System
- Terminology & Functions of the Muscular System
- Terminology for the Cardiovascular System
- Medical Terms for the Respiratory System, Diseases & Treatments
- Terminology for the Gastrointestinal System
- Terms for GI Tract Pathology, Diagnosis & Treatment
- Medical Terminology for the Urinary System
- Medical Terminology for the Nervous System
- Terms for Nervous System-Related Conditions & Treatment
- Medical Terminology Related to the Eyes
- Medical Terms Related to the Ears
- Medical Terms for the Integumentary System
- Medical Terms for the Endocrine System
- Medical Terminology for the Reproductive Systems
- Medical Terms for Diagnostic Exams
- Medical Terms for Radiology, Pharmacology & Oncology