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What is a glandular tissue? What are epithelial cells?

The technical description of Glandular Tissue is an aggregation of epithelial cells that elaborate secretions. In simple terms it is body tissue that produces and releases one or more substances for use in the body. Some glands produce fluids that affect tissues or organs. Others produce hormones or participate in blood production. In the breast, glandular tissue is involved in the production of milk. Epithelial tissue covers the whole surface of the body. It is made up of cells closely packed and ranged in one or more layers. This tissue is specialised to form the covering or lining of all internal and external body surfaces. Epithelial tissue that occurs on surfaces on the interior of the body is known as endothelium. Epithelial cells are packed tightly together, with almost no intercellular spaces and only a small amount of intercellular substance. Epithelial tissue, regardless of the type, is usually separated from the underlying tissue by a thin sheet of connective tissue known as basement membrane. The basement membrane provides structural support for the epithelium and also binds it to neighbouring structures.

It is interesting to read answers by people in this forum. One would expect that “pinyo r”, above, who appends ‘MD’ beneath his name might be a doctor of medicine – however the “explanation” of these two subjects described by him are in terms that would not usually be used by doctors and are not explanatory at all. I would normally consider that “Glandular Tissue” WOULD be “tissue of all kind of glands”!! I might mention here, that “WE” do not usually use this term specifically for “lymphatic gland or lymph node” – we use it as I have described above.


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matador 89  (+ info)

what is glandular epithelial?

I think you are asking about GLANDULAR EPITHELIUM

Glandular means "having glands"

and Epithelium is the outer covering of a part of the body - the bit that interacts with the outside world such as skin, the lining of the mouth or the eye, the linings of the air passages and the gut etc.

Have a look at the wiki page on epithelium to get a bit of an idea of this first.

You can see that there are different types of epithelium depending on which part of the body it relates to.

The glandular epithelia (that's the pleural) are the ones which can secrete stuff like
o SWEAT (ie. skin)
o MUCOUS (ie. lining of respiratory tract)  (+ info)

What is the connection between malignant neoplasms and crabs?

The more common term for malignant neoplasms, cancer, is Latin for crab, and the word "carcinogen," meaning a cancer-causing agent, comes from the Greek word for crab, "karkinos." What is the connection between these two seemingly unrelated things?

Cancer, both the disease and the astronomical constellation, derive from the Latin cancer or cancrum, meaning crab. The astrological sign, of course, is said to resemble a crab and the disease was so named by the ancient Greek physician Galen (129-200 A.D.) who noted the similarity between a certain type of tumor with a crab as well—the swollen veins around the tumor resembling the legs of a crab.

Old English adopted cancer directly from Latin and used it for a variety of spreading sores and ulcers. This early sense survives in the modern word canker. From c.1000 in a manuscript called Læce Boc (Leech Book), collected in Oswald Cockayne’s Leechdoms, Wortcunning, and Starcraft of Early England, Vol. II, 1865:

Gemeng wið þam dustum, clæm on ðone cancer.
(Mix with the dust, smear on the cancer.)

And from Wyclif’s 2 Timothy, 1382:

The word of hem crepith as a kankir

The word was being applied specifically to the disease we today call cancer by the beginning of the 17th century. From Philemon Holland’s translation of Pliny’s Historie of the World:

Cancer is a swelling or sore comming of melancholy bloud, about which the veins appeare of a blacke or swert colour, spread in manner of a Creifish clees.

The astronomical sense of cancer is from the Latin name for the constellation of the crab. The name was known to the Anglo-Saxons, but only as a Latin name and was not assimilated into English until the Middle English period. It appears in Ælfric’s De Temporibus Anni, written c.993, in a list of the constellations of the Zodiac:

Feorða • Cancer • þæt is Crabba
(Fourth, Cancer, that is the crab.)

The Anglicized name appears c.1391 in Chaucer’s Treatise on the Astrolabe:

In this heved of cancer is the grettist declinacioun northward of the sonne...this signe of cancre is clepid the tropik of Somer.
(At this first point (head) of cancer is the greatest declination northward of the sun…this sign of cancer is named the tropic of summer.)

(Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Edition)  (+ info)

How contagious is glandular fever and for how long?

I have been feeling very tired and have had a very sore throat for the past 3 weeks. After 3 weeks of hoping it would go away i went to see a doctor and was told I have glandular fever. =[
Seeing that i've already had it for 3 weeks and there is no real treatment for it other then rest and pain relief, how much longer will I be contagious and how much longer will the actual illness last?

Hey - I have had gladnular fever for about 3 weeks now - it started with a very painful swollen gland in my leg, then as the days went on the pain spread to all my muscles - so achey and drained. Fever. Nausea, headaches, ii even had an enlarged spleen and liver from it and ended up in hospital for 2 days. Loss of appetite. In the last week I had severe tonsilitus. Making it worse I wasnt allowed to take pain relief as the virus made my liver function abnormal. I felt absolutely awful the most dreadful virus i have experienced.

3 weeks on now, and im starting to feel pretty normal - I still get tired quickly but apart from that i think im ok!

This virus is different with everyone - from as little as a week, or even up to 3 years (both my uncles had it for 3 years as it developed into ME)....You are most highly infectious when you have a fever, although I have been told and read that you may still be contagious for a few months after you start to feel well as it may still be present in your saliva.

Hope this helps, and i truly hope you feel better soon, bless you.

3 weeks on though and I  (+ info)

What is atypical epithelial cells in the cervix?

What is atypical epithelial cells in the cervix? What are the possible results?

atypical - not typical, abnormal
epithelial - cellular tissue covering external body tissues

atypical epithelial cells of the cervix - abnormal cells of the tissue covering the cervix

I might add that both of those words can be found in a dictionary.  (+ info)

How long does the rash with glandular fever last?

I have glandular fever, but before i knew that i had it i was prescribed antibiotics to deal with what i thought was tonsilitis. I have had the rash for around 48 hours and it seems to be getting worse. It is all over my body and the blemishes of the skin seem to be getting redder and larger. Does anybody know how long it will last? Other than this symptom i feel absolutely fine, no tiredness etc. Do you think i would be mad to have a few glasses of wine 2mw night?? Thankyou for your advice.

It lasts as long as it wants to  (+ info)

How do i know if i have glandular fever?

I have been very tired for the last few months especially after a school day. And just since sunday i've had a chesty cough which hurts to cough. I believe these are symtoms of glandular fever and i no two people who currently have it but do not be in very close contact with them often. Is there any way of knowing without getting a blood test?

There is no way to be sure without a blood test. Have your doctor do a monospot test. It is a simple blood test.  (+ info)

How long is glandular fever infectious for?

I was diagnosed with glandular fever and taken into hospital on 5th December to be put in IV drips, and let out on the 7th when I was able to swallow again. I didn't have any more symptoms after the 9th except for tiredness, and now feel fine. I was just wondering how long I'll be contagious for and how long I need to avoid alcohol and kissing for.

I was told to wait 6 weeks after my last symptom. Meaning when your last symptom resolves, you are contagious 6 weeks after that. After your 6 weeks, your still gonna be contagious, but very less contagious from the beginning.

I would avoid alcohol until your doctor says all your spleen and liver tests are back to normal. You shouldn't even be working out or doing activities.  (+ info)

What is the meaning of Abnormal Squamous Cells in the Epithelial region for my pap smear?

I am 20 and recently had my first pap smear. The doctor says that I have Abnormal Squamous cells in the Epithelial part and should come back for a pap smear in 6 months. What does this mean? Do I have pre cancer? Also, My HPV test was negative.

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How can i speed up the process of getting rid of glandular fever? Max points?

i'm so over having glandular fever, I am now on my 6th week of it and i rested for 2 weeks straight and just stayed home. I've now been going out and living my life again, i think i'm fine and then a week or so later i'm sick yet again or just really fatigued. If anyone could me some advice on how to get rid of it quicker that would be appreciated.

Any advice is welcome :) Thanks.

Lots and lots of vitamin C (maybe 6 grams a day, or even more). Also eat really healthily - no junk food, no sugar, coffee, etc. And get plenty of sleep. Don't rest all the time, but try to be aware when you are running out of energy before you get too tired.  (+ info)

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