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adipocytes
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adipose tissue
Glossaries - Histology glossary

specialized areolar tissue rich in stored fat

anchoring junction
Glossaries - Histology glossary

mechanically attaches adjacent cells to each other or to the basement membrane

apical
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that part of a cell or tissue which, in general, faces an open space

apocrine secretion
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release of a substance along with the apical portion of the cell

apoptosis
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programmed cell death

areolar tissue
Glossaries - Histology glossary

(also, loose connective tissue) a type of connective tissue proper that shows little specialization with
cells dispersed in the matrix

Synonyms - loose connective tissue
astrocyte
Glossaries - Histology glossary

star-shaped cell in the central nervous system that regulates ions and uptake and/or breakdown of some neurotransmitters and contributes to the formation of the blood-brain barrier

atrophy
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loss of mass and function

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