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Key Histology Features

Instructions: Run your mouse over the histology slide want to view. Key histology features are described. If a link is present, click to view and listen to the histology audioslide.

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(1) histology slide of thyroid (low magnification)

(2) histology slide of thyroid (high magnification) 


On these histology slides, the thyroid follicles are visible. Acidophilic colloid within the follicles is present. On histology slide (2) the simple cuboidal epithelium that lines the follicle is visible. On histology slide (2), the parafollicular cells (C cells) are apparent.