of micros-
specialist terms
explained in
English +

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Dr. med.
H. Jastrow

specialist terms

of use
A teaching offer by PD Dr. med. H. Jastrow, Specialist in Anatomy
Texts on many pages are still in German (work on a complete version in English is in progress)
A The cell Extracellular space
Nucleus Organelles & Structures of the cytosol Cell surface Cell contacts Cytoskeleton Extracellular Matrix
Nuclear membrane Cytoplasm Multivesicular bodies Cell membrane Tight junction Actin filaments Basal membrane
Nuclear pore Rough ER - Smooth ER Multilamellar bodies Glycocalyx Zonula adhaerens Intermediate filaments Collagen fibres
Nucleolus Golgi-apparatus Centriol Microvilli Macula adhaerens Microtubules Elastic fibres
Karyoplasm Peroxisomes Secretory vesicles Kinocilia Hemidesmosome Terminal web Reticular fibres
Euchromatin Lysosomes Lipid droplets Cilia Nexus Area densa Fundamental substance
Heterochromatin Heterolysosomes Glycogen granules Stereocilia Fascia adhaerens Corpusculum densum Intercellular space
Chromosomes Telolysosomes Synaptic bodies Pseudopodium Digitations Macrotubuli aggregati Bile canaliculi
Synaptonemal complex Ribosomes Endocytotic vesicles Caveoles Synapse
Mitosis Mitochondria Rare structures Neuromuscular end plate
Crystals - Pigment vesicles Proteasomes
B Tissues
 Epithelium Connective tissue  muscular tissue  nerve tissue
C Organs
Blood Blood vessels Lymphatic organs  Skin & Organs of the senses  Gastrointestinal tract   Respiratory tract Urogenital tract
Bone marrow Blood-barriers Lymph nodes Eye - Retina: human - mammals Esophagus Nose Kidney Testis
Erythrocytes Arteries Spleen Cochlea - Labyrintum Stomach Larynx Ureter Ovary
Lymphocytes Arterioles Thymus Olfactory epithelium Duodenum Trachea Urinary bladder Uterine tube
Monocytes Capillaries Tonsilla palatina Taste bud Gallbladder Bronchies Urethra Uterus
Thrombocytes Venoles Tonsilla pharyngea Skin (text in German) Pancreas Lung Prostatic gland Placenta
Neutrophils Veins Tonsilla lingualis Meissner's corpuscule Jejunum Seminal gland Vagina
Eosinophils Lymph vessels Appendix Merkel cells Ileum Deferent duct
Basophils Endothelial cells Hair Colon + Rectum Epididymal duct
endocrine glands*
exocrine glands*
eccrine merocrine eccrine merocrine apocrine holocrine
Pineal gland Pituitary Liver Prostatic gland Salivary glands: Odorous glands Sebaceous gland
Liver Thyroid gland Seminal gland Gl. parotidea Mamma Meibom's gland
Parathyroid gland 
(oxyphilic cells)
Parathyroid gland 
(main cells)
Brunner's glands Gl. submandibularis Ciliar gland Zeiss' gland
Cortex of adrenal gland Medulla of adrenal gland Sweat glands Gl. sublingualis
Pancreas Lacrimal gland Pancreas
* selection --> List of almost all glands
Small glands
Gl. = Glandula
D Technique etc.
Images Techniques of preparation
Transmission electron microscope Transmission electron microscopy
Scanning electron microscope Scanning electron microscopy
E Material used in the course of Microscopic Anatomy at the University of Mainz, Germany which is provided by the WAI
digital electron microscopic images of c u r r e n t   t e r m (in German)
F Vocabulary of microscopic anatomy
Alphabetical index

Short information:
Knowledge of cellular ultrastructure is an essential prerequisite for understanding physiological and pathological processes in an organism. In this context high quality original images are required. Still electron microscopic images are sparse in many textbooks. This atlas offers informative texts on a lot of cell organelles and ultrastructures with detailed information in a generally intelligible way. It is completed by a vocabulary of microscopic anatomy. The image collection of this atlas shows a very considerable number of tissues and organs deriving from man, monkey or mammals.
This start page of the atlas shows ordered tables on different topics. Hereby the underlined items are linked to corresponding overview pages. The table A listes "all" components of cells and extracellular structures. A click on e.g., Actin filaments opens the page on the latter which provides thumbnail images and information on actin filaments whereby the small images are linked to higher resolution versions that can be called up by a click. However, these images are also available in very considerably higher quality and resolution in the professional version of the atlas. An underlined short description below a thumbnail is linked to a page with a labelled version of this image whereby labelling is done with uniform contractions. Short explaining texts help to understand the structures which are labelled according to the Terminologia histologica. The labels are further linked wherever possible to corresponding explaining pages of this atlas.
The table B lists the 4 main tissues which are linked to tabellary overview pages. A click on e.g., muscular tissue leads to a page with a differential diagnosis of the different muscle tissues.
The linked terms of the tables C lead to information and image overview pages on organs and organ systems. A click on e.g., Blood opens an overview page on the different blood cells.
Table D leads to images of electron microscopes or protocols for tissue preparation.
Table E leads to the overview pages with the images of this atlas which are used in the histology course of the University of Mainz, Germany.
From table F you can call up the Vocabulary of microscopic anatomy which explains some terms in German and Englisch.
This teaching offer provides an online source of images and information for teaching as well as for research and can be used as a reference for normal ultrastructure. The original and the labelled images are already used world-wide for preparation for exams. The detailed information are of value for training not only in Anatomy but also for high school education and in most disciplines of the biomedical field. It can be used in this context for lectures, courses, seminars, workshops, presentations as well as for personal study*. Since mentioned specialist terms are explained in an intelligible to all manner the range of use spreads from training of specialists to self-information of lay people.
*The use of the over 5,000 pages of the Workshop Anatomy for the Internet including its images is free for private online self-use. For more details on the conditions of use click here, please.
All published images are available in a very considerably higher quality and resolution on request (see here).

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