List of abbreviations
of micros-
specialist terms
explained in
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H. Jastrow

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Overview motile connective tissue cells:
Pages with explanations are linked to the text below the images if available! (Labelling is in German)
granulocyte, plasma cell
lymphocyte (monkey)
plasma cell
plasma cell
perivascular free cells
mast cell and immobile
fibrocyte in human subcutis
macrophage of the tela sub-
mucosa, stocach (rat)
macrophage 2, tela
submucosa, stomach (rat)
macrophage in the tela submucosa
of the stomach 3 (rat)
The following cell types are freely mobile connective tissue cells that use motile processes caled pseudopods (Pseudopodia) for their migration:
plasma cells (aktivated B-lymphocytes, secreting immunoglobulins also called plasmocytes or plasmacytes; Terminologia histologica: Plasmocyti); mast cells (Terminologia histologica: Mastocyti) that secrete histamine and heparine after stimulation by Immunglobulins (e.g., IgE in case of allergic reactions) and migrating macrophages called histiocytes (Terminologia histologica: Macrophagocyti). Further some blood cells penetrate the walls of small vessels and migrate into nearby connective tissue: granulocytes or lymphocytes. Rarely pigment cells  (Terminologia histologica: Cellulae pigmentatae) migrate through the connective tissue. Here they may have longer periods of non-migration. In most cases, these pigment cells are melanocytes (Terminologia histologica: Melanocyti) which migrate into the basal layer of the skin or the rare chromatophore cells (Terminologia histologica: Chromatophorocyti) which show large vesicles containing pigments.

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