Virtual Slide List

Resources

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This collection was originally compiled by Kent Christensen, Ph.D., J. Matthew Velkey, Ph.D., Lloyd M. Stoolman, M.D., Laura Hessler, and Diedra Mosley-Brower. Currently, it is curated by Michael Hortsch, Ph.D. If you have questions or comments regarding the University of Michigan virtual slide collection, please contact Dr. Hortsch at hortsch at umich.edu.

Virtual Slide List for Histology Course

Search Description
Digestive System 4: Liver and Pancreas
198
Liver, 40X, stained with silver to show the collagen III reticular fibers in the space of Disse
198-1
Liver, stained with silver to show bile canaliculi, 20X (try to see the three-dimensional path of bile canaliculi between hepatocytes).
Ear
80a
Cochlea, guinea pig, H&E, 40X (cochlea [scala vestibuli, vestibular membrane = Reissner's membrane, cochlear duct, stria vascularis [14168 x 3740], basilar membrane, scala tympani, modiolus, helicotrema], organ of Corti [outer hair cells, phalangeal cells, reticular lamina, outer and inner tunnels and pillar cells, inner hair cells, tectorial membrane], nerves [spiral ganglion, auditory branch of 8th nerve], vestibule [bony labyrinth], utricle). Note that the basilar membrane is longer near the apex of the cochlear spiral (lower tones) than at the base (higher tones).
EAR-1
Inner ear, H&E, 40X (cochlea [scala vestibuli, vestibular membrane=Reissner's membrane, cochlear duct, stria vascularis, basilar membrane, scala tympani, modiolus, helicotrema], organ of Corti [outer hair cells, phalangeal cells, reticular lamina, outer and inner tunnels and pillar cells, inner hair cells, tectorial membrane], nerves [spiral ganglion, auditory branch of 8th nerve], vestibule [bony labyrinth], utricle and saccule [membranous labyrinth], WebScopeula [hair cells, supporting cells, otolithic membrane, otoliths=otoconia]. Not shown here are semicircular canals, ampullae, cristae [hair cells, supporting cells, cupula]).
EAR-2
Inner ear, guinea pig, H&E, 40X (cochlea [scala vestibuli, vestibular membrane = Reissner's membrane, cochlear duct, stria vascularis, basilar membrane, scala tympani, modiolus, helicotrema], organ of Corti [outer hair cells, phalangeal cells, reticular lamina, outer and inner tunnels and pillar cells, inner hair cells, tectorial membrane], nerves [spiral ganglion, auditory branch of 8th nerve], vestibule [bony labyrinth], utricle and saccule [membranous labyrinth], macula, hair cells, supporting cells, otolithic membrane, otoliths = otoconia], crista [the cupula is damaged] in ampulla of a semicircular canal [the canals are not shown here]).
EAR-3
Inner ear, guinea pig, H&E, 40X
EAR-4
Ear petrous temporal bone, guinea pig, unknown stain, possibly Osmium Tetroxide staining or PTAH (Phosphotungstic Acid – Hematoxylin), 40X (Inner ear, spiral or cochlear ganglion, cochlear nerve).
Endocrine System
217
Thyroid gland and parathyroid, H&E, 40X (thyroid, follicles, follicular epithelial cells, colloid, parathyroid [at lower right], chief cells, oxyphil cells).
218-norm
Thyroid gland, rat, normal activity, Masson stain, 40X
218-hyper
Thyroid gland, rat, hyperactive, Masson stain, 20X
218-hypo
Thyroid gland, rat, hypoactive, Masson trichrome, 40X (thyroid, follicles, flat follicular epithelial cells, abundant colloid, parafollicular cells or C cells).
220
Parathyroid, H&E, 40X (parathyroid [dense oval in lower part of field], chief cells, oxyphil cells.
226
Pituitary gland, human, H&E, 20X (pars distalis [at right], acidophils, basophils, pars nervosa [light area at left]).
226
Pituitary gland, human, H&E, 40X (pars distalis [at right], acidophils, basophils, pars nervosa [light area at left], pars intermedia).
226b
Pituitary gland, human, Masson trichrome, 40X, right side of section is in better focus (pars distalis, acidophils, basophils).
227
Pituitary gland, monkey, Masson trichrome, 40X (pars distalis [at right], acidophils, basophils, pars nervosa [light area at left], pars intermedia).
227XC-HE
Pituitary gland, monkey, cross section, H&E, 40X
227XC-TriC
Pituitary gland, monkey, cross section, Masson stain, 40X
229
Infundibular stalk and hypophyseal portal vessels, H&E, 40X (pars distalis [at left], acidophils, basophils, infundibular stalk [light structure at right], hypophyseal portal vessels).
229B
Infundibular stalk and hypophyseal portal vessels, H&E, 20X (pars distalis [at left], acidophils, basophils, infundibular stalk [light structure at right], hypophyseal portal vessels).
230
Adrenal gland, human, H&E, 40X (capsule, cortex, zona glomerulosa, zona fasciculata, zona reticularis, medulla [note that medulla not present in extension at left], branches of central vein).
231
Adrenal gland, monkey, H&E, 40X (capsule, cortex, zona glomerulosa, zona fasciculata, zona reticularis, medulla, central vein).
Epithelial Tissue
009-N1
Kidney, H&E, 40X (simple cuboidal epithelium).
019-1
Ureter, over distended, H&E, 20X (transitional epithelium).
019-2
Ureter, undistended, H&E, 40X (transitional epithelium).
020
Trachea, H&E, 20X and 40X (pseudostratified columnar epithelium).
029-1
Small intestine, H&E, 40X (simple columnar epithelium, simple squamous epithelium).
030
Mesentery, H&E, 40X (simple squamous epithelium in blood vessels and at surface).
040
Trachea H&E, 40X (pseudostratified columnar epithelium).
106
Thick skin, sole of foot, H&E, 40X (stratified squamous epithelium, keratinized).
112
Thick skin, sole of foot, H&E, 40X (stratified squamous keratinized epithelium)
126
Trachea & esophagus, cross section, H&E, 40X (Trachea: pseudostratified/respiratory epithelium; esophagus: stratified squamous nonkeratinized epithelium)
153
Esophagus, H&E, 20X (stratified squamous epithelium, nonkeratinized).
176
Colon, H&E, 40X (simple columnar epithelium).
210
Kidney, H&E, 40X (simple cuboidal epithelium).
211
Non-distended ureter, human, H&E, 40X (transitional epithelium)
250-1
Vagina, H&E, 40X (stratified squamous epithelium, nonkeratinized).
Duke University 98
Non-distended bladder, H&E, 40X (transitional epithelium)
Eye
EYE-1
Posterior eye (retina), H&E, 20X
EYE-2
Eyeball, H&E, 20X
UCSF 164
Eye, Masson stain, 20X
UCSF 173
Eyelid, H&E,
Female Reproductive System 1: Ovary and Oviduct
234-1
Ovary, H&E, 40X (other examples, corpus luteum).
234-2
Ovary, Masson trichrome stain, 20X (other examples, corpus luteum]).
235
Ovary, H&E, 20X (other examples).
236a
Ovary, H&E, 40X (other examples, corpus luteum, degenerating corpus luteum [almost a corpus albicans).
239
Ovary, monkey, H&E, 40X (hilus, mesovarium, medulla, cortex, tunica albuginea, primordial follicles, ovum, granulosa [follicular] cells, primary follicles, secondary follicles, antrum, mature [Graafian] follicles,theca interna, zona pellucida, cumulus oophorus, corona radiata, atresia, glassy membrane, corpus luteum, granulosa lutein cells, theca lutein cells, corpus albicans).
240-1
Oviduct, H&E, 40X (infundibulum, fimbriae).
240-2
Oviduct, H&E, 40X (ampulla, ciliated cells, peg cells).
241even
Oviduct, H&E, 40X (isthmus [at left]).

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