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histamine
Glossaries - Histology glossary

chemical compound released by mast cells in response to injury that causes vasodilation and endothelium permeability

histology
Glossaries - Histology glossary

microscopic study of tissue architecture, organization, and function

holocrine secretion
Glossaries - Histology glossary

release of a substance caused by the rupture of a gland cell, which becomes part of the secretion

hyaline cartilage
Glossaries - Histology glossary

most common type of cartilage, smooth and made of short collagen fibers embedded in a chondroitin sulfate ground substance

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