Authors: Carlos Gonçalves; Vasco Bairos
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Price: 52,50 €
Size: 195 mm x 245 mm
N.º Pages: 434
This work is organized into 24 chapters, each introduced by a short text designed to help the reader more easily understand and interpret the figures. This theoretical introduction includes a brief reference to histogenesis and the organogenesis of the various tissues and organs covered, reflecting the integrated teaching of histology and embryology offered at the Institute of Histology and Embriology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, for over thirty years. The chapters on blood and hematopoiesis were mostly prepared by Fátima Martins, professor of Histology and Embriology and specialist in Clinical Pathology, while the chapter on the oral cavity involved the participation of Maria Helena Figueiredo, professor of Histology and Embriology and responsible for the discipline of Histology and Embriology on the Degree Course in Dental Medicine. As for the section on the female reproductive apparatus, this is by José de Sousa Barros, professor of Obstetrics at Coimbra Faculty of Medicine. Given the markedly pedagogical character of this work, it includes a large number of high-quality figures and diagrams based on digital microphotographs of histological preparations in the archives of the Institute of Histology and Embriology. Each microphotograph is accompanied by a caption indicating the most important formations.
Histology, the study of cell and tissue morphology and their functional kinetics, is essential for an understanding of biological phenomena of living organisms. Thus, this book is of use to students of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy and more general areas of biology and health sciences.