Terminologia Histologica

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The Terminologia Histologica (TH) is the controlled vocabulary for use in cytology and histology. [1] [2] In April 2011, Terminologia Histologica was published online by the Federative International Programme on Anatomical Terminologies (FIPAT), the successor of FCAT.

Controlled vocabularies provide a way to organize knowledge for subsequent retrieval. They are used in subject indexing schemes, subject headings, thesauri, taxonomies and other knowledge organization systems. Controlled vocabulary schemes mandate the use of predefined, authorised terms that have been preselected by the designers of the schemes, in contrast to natural language vocabularies, which have no such restriction.

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Histology Study of the microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues of plants and animals

Histology, also known as microscopic anatomy or microanatomy, is the branch of biology which studies the microscopic anatomy of biological tissues. Histology is the microscopic counterpart to gross anatomy, which looks at larger structures visible without a microscope. Although one may divide microscopic anatomy into organology, the study of organs, histology, the study of tissues, and cytology, the study of cells, modern usage places these topics under the field of histology. In medicine, histopathology is the branch of histology that includes the microscopic identification and study of diseased tissue. In the field of paleontology, the term paleohistology refers to the histology of fossil organisms.

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It was intended to replace Nomina Histologica . The Nomina Histologica was introduced in 1977, with the fourth edition of Nomina Anatomica. [3]

Nomina Anatomica (NA) was the international standard on human anatomic terminology from 1955 until it was replaced by Terminologia Anatomica in 1998.

It was developed by the Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology.

The Federative International Committee for Anatomical Terminology (FICAT) is a group of experts who review, analyze and discuss the terms of the morphological structures of the human body. It was created by the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists, and was originally known as the Federative Committee on Anatomical Terminology (FCAT).

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  1. Terminologia Histologica: International Terms for Human Cytology and Histology, Book/CD-ROM Bundle. Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2008. ISBN   0-7817-7537-X.
  2. Allen WE (May 2009). "Terminologia anatomica: international anatomical terminology and Terminologia Histologica: International Terms for Human Cytology and Histology". J. Anat. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7580.2009.01093_1.x. PMC   2740970 . PMID   19486203.
  3. Singh (1 January 2008). General Anatomy. Elsevier India. pp. 22–. ISBN   978-81-312-1126-7 . Retrieved 25 November 2010.

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