Ch 5: Vocabulary for Genetics, Cells & Tissues

About This Chapter

Quickly review your knowledge of the vocabulary of genetics, cells and tissues with the lessons in this chapter. Each lesson provides you with an effective way to prepare for a class, study for an exam or explore an interesting new topic.

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

5 Lessons in Chapter 5: Vocabulary for Genetics, Cells & Tissues
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Medical Terms for Basic Cell Concepts

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.

Basic Medical Terminology for Genetics

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.

Medical Terms for Epithelial Tissues

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.

Medical Terms for Connective 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.

Medical Terms for Muscle & Nervous Tissues

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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